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Posted at 3:10 PM ET, 02/ 1/2011

A new de-icing tool? D.C.'s blogs

By Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. Looks like we may dodge the worst of this terrible storm that's predicted to start late tonight.The Capital Weather Gang says we'll likely get rain rather than ice, so keep your fingers crossed. Just in case you DO find a little ice on your windshield in the morning, Food & Think has a handy solution. We've also got a recipe suggestion from Endless Simmer for your Super Bowl feast. (It involves bacon!)

Annandale, Va. has this fun photo of a group of kids who built their own snow fort with actual snow “bricks.” Their secret? They used a cooler to mold their walls. (Is that how Eskimos do it?)

One of the best things about living in and around D.C. is that you’re surrounded by history. Whether it’s the Virginia home built by George Washington’s first cousin where the president once slept or the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Pope-Leighey home near Lorton – there’s history everywhere. One local historian purchased an old home in D.C. – that he later discovered was once Frelinghuysen University, a co-op for black working class adults built by Diller Groff in 1879. In this post from D.C. Mud, he offers some tips for others who cherish the idea of living in a home with a past.

Tired of scraping ice off your windshield during these frosty mornings? Then try some vinegar. Yes, we know it’s smelly – but Food & Think shares some of the surprising uses for vinegar including as a handy window de-icer.

From Endless Simmer, a recipe for “Super Bowl” cupcakes. Wait – before you Super Bowl food snobs turn your nose up – a key ingredient in these cupcakes: bacon.

Frugal Friends in Northern Virginia – always a great source of money saving tips (and free giveaways) offers this one: using your freezer to save money and time.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great rest of the afternoon. Be careful on the commute in tomorrow and if you're out wallking.

By Washington Post editors  | February 1, 2011; 3:10 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Loris AM Buzz, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
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