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Posted at 3:52 PM ET, 10/ 7/2010

A little lima bean love: D.C.-area bloggers

By Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. If you haven't been outside yet -- find an excuse. It's beautiful outside and expected to be even nicer this weekend. Note to Capital Weather Gang -- please keep this weather pattern for the rest of the month. So what's the chatter in the D.C.-area blogosphere? They're talking about bacon (an entire week of it), leaf blowers and lima beans. There's also some information on how you can donate a few dollars to do some good. Read on.

For folks who can't get enough of that smoky goodness -- Dining in D.C. has just the solution. It's the annual Week O’ Bacon – which starts a week from today at Restaurant 3 in Arlington. Reservations are currently being accepted. I hear you can't be considered a true bacon love until you've sampled a scoop of bacon maple ice cream.

I have one strategy for eating lima beans: I take a forkful, stuff it in my mouth and wash it down as quickly as possible with a beverage. It’s not pretty, but then I’ve never been a fan of this particular bean. But the folks at Food & Think have other ideas. Here they offer five ways to eat lima beans – all far better than my second-grade strategy.

Ah – a chill is in the air. The trees are beginning to display those wonderful fall colors, which can only mean – it’s also leaf blower season. In some neighborhoods the machines blow year-round, but in the fall, leaf blower use ramps up dramatically. All Life is Local says put down the blower and maybe grab a rake?

Capital Hill Style takes on campaign trail style in this post. Some great tips for those seeking public office – that can easily be applied to your office and your daily life. (Stylish shoes that are also comfortable NEVER go out of style.)

Get your holiday giving off to an early start. You still have time to make a donation to D.C.’ s Children and Family Services Agency, which helps foster children in the city. Susie, at Susie’s Budget and Policy Corner has the details. You don’t have to give a lot – just a small amount will make a big difference.

That's it for now. Thanks much for reading and have a great rest of the day. Don't forget to check back for more headlines and for our daily look at what's happening in the D.C.-area blogosphere.

By Washington Post editors  | October 7, 2010; 3:52 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
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