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Feb

14

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Look at those healthy greens!

These Bwoggers made a big, ol’ bowl of an updated Miso Soup to heal our souls from the ever constant stress that is Columbia midterm season. Plus, all this ginger and kale might help ward off the impending plague. I mean flu.

This staple gets an update with lemon, ginger, kale, and chickpeas for a disease-defying, anxiety reducing, and happiness-boosting bowl of self care. 

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Feb

12

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This is such a fluffy stack!

This Bwogger teamed up with a special guest to make Lemon Ricotta Pancakes– an ideal breakfast for a rainy Sunday morning. Pair your fluffy stack with Smashed Berry Compote and you’ve got the perfect way to start your day.

Undoubtedly you’ve seen this famous creation on the menu of Sarabeth’s, the Blair Waldorf approved brunch spot of Manhattan. But why pay upwards of $20 for a plate of cakes when you can make ‘em at home so easily? Dollop on some mixed berries, decorate your table with flowers and lace doilies, and put on a Lana Del Rey playlist to experience breakfast like the Queen Bee of the UES.

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Feb

5

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Now that’s a good cupcake!

To put it mildly, Bwog has a serious sweet tooth. So, Cooking with Bwog put their heads together to create what is going to be the next big baking craze: Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Frosting. The cupcakes are crazy moist (I hate that word, but it’s so accurate! C’mon, say it with me.) The ganache- decadent, luscious and oh, so addictive. The raspberry frosting- bright and colorful, creamy, and with just the perfect touch of sweetness. Go ahead and make these for birthdays, club meetings, or just for your typical Tuesday night. Your roommates will adore you.

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Feb

1

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Toyin Ojih Odutola at an event at Barnard last semester

We sent staff writer Mary Walsh to cover a conversation between artists Toyin Ojih Odutola, Barnard’s Lida A. Orzeck ’68 Artist-in-Residence, and Mary Sibande, Johannesburg and Venice Biennale artist. 
Moderated by Kellie Jones, a Columbia Professor of Art History and MacArthur Fellow, these accomplished women discussed the political role artists play in society. 

Toyin Ojih Odutola and Mary Sibande aren’t here to for your praise or your judgements; they’re here to start a conversation.

Mary Sibande opens up the night with a quick introduction to her mannequin Sophie, the central character of her work whose identity combines those of Sibande herself and her female relatives. Sophie, Sibande explains, was initially inspired by her grandmother’s stories of forced domestic labor in South Africa during the apartheid. In her work, Sibande aims to reclaim the power and identity of black women who suffered under the legacy of Dutch colonialism. This is achieved through the fashions and colors worn by Sibande’s characters.

For example, by juxtaposing traditionally working-class colors, like the blue of mail carriers and sanitation workers, with the grandiosity of Victorian inspired garb, Sibande places systematically oppressed women into unexpected positions of power. Yet another inspiring piece is one in which a black, female domestic worker triumphantly sits on the back of a rearing horse– a more pointed example of the subversion of white/Dutch colonialism.

What did Toyin Ojih Odutola have to say?

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