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Bygbaby Cooks: Watermelon Salad

Author: Tafari, Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 6:13 PM

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Pretty basic but super refreshing salad...
  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Jalapeño
  • Basil
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pink Peppercorns
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
I was inspired by a similar dish found on the New York Times page. I decided to do balsamic for that wonderful sweet tangy taste vs the lime. Very delicious! Served tonight with garlic fried chicken and potatoes with onions! Southern fixins done for the modern Negro.

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Bygbaby Cooks: The Dinner Sandwich

Author: Tafari, Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 7:32 PM

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I had a lot of time and ingredients on my hands the other day so I made this monster of a sandwich for dinner. It was the business! And the cole slaw??? So damn good & basic. Dole bagged coleslaw mix, cilantro, green onion and Marzetti Original Slaw Dressing.

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Belle Isle Bitch

Author: Tafari, Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 6:23 PM

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Detroit: The city that I love to hate but ultimately love.

A New Clutch

Author: Tafari, Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 11:45 AM

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Another year, another robin's nest.

I love the eggs. I love seeing them hatch but I hate sharing my deck once they do hatch because I have to limit my chill time.

Gonna be a few weeks with these loud needy babies but it's all good. Update: I went to peep out at the nest this morning and two more eggs hatched. Wonder if the 4th will hatch before I arrive home.


Almost 40

Author: Tafari, Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 10:17 PM

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In exactly four months, I will 40 years old or shall I say 40 years young... These days, it's all I seem to talk about and I talk about it with much excitment. To be almost 40, I feel great. And if feeling like & looking like this is 40, then I am all about it!

Earth & Sky: Experience

Author: Tafari, Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 5:59 PM

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The Guggenheim: Two Ways

Author: Tafari, Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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Road Tripping

Author: Tafari, Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 2:07 PM

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Cousin Dee & I took a quick little road trip to NYC this past weekend for a needed break and to attend José Vilson's, "This Is Not A Test" book launch. The trip was hype. Ate at some of my favorite spots, discovered some new spots, kicked it with great people, took a lot of damn pictures. Best of all, I was able to check out the Carrie Mae Weems exhibit at the Guggenheim and the Black Eye pop up exhibit in TriBeCa, where I had a very unique interchange with the exhibit's curator, the beautiful, Nicola Vassell.   Interestingly enough, Carrie Mae Weems and Black Eye contributor Rashid Johnson have given me inspiration to do a series of introspective photos of myself that will most likely be centered around my body, my vulnerability intersected with cultural identity to share a narrative that will hopefully push me further as an artist. We'll see how this plays out…

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When I Think Of You

Author: Tafari, Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 9:10 PM

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You came into my life & stole my heart and I love you more every day. Now it's you that I am dreaming of. I want you more than words can say. I need you more each passing day… When I think of you. The words that you say to me... They drive me crazy. You're stuck in my head like a photography. Better than anything that I've ever had. When you touch me, it's wonderful. When you look at me, you're beautiful. When you have me, it's sensual. When you love me, it's mutual. I have no choice but to fall in love. Kerri Chandler - "I Think of You"

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Earth Day Goodness

Author: Tafari, Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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Give a hoot and don't pollute... Anyone else remeber Woodsy Owl?

Mixing Yellows Vs Greens: Hard & Soft

Author: Tafari, Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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Spring time color festival!

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Making Lemonade With A Twist

Author: Tafari, Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 6:30 PM

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Yesterday, I attended my first BBQ of the short season aKa spring/summer or is it still winter.  It was last minute and typically, I like taking salads to cook outs but yesterday, I decided to do a quick and fun lemonade using what I already had on hand. - English cucumber - Basil - Orange (for fun) - Lemon (for fun) - Simply Lemonade Tanqueray Rangpur West Indian Orange bitters I really didn’t measure out anything just chopped, poured, & stirred. After mixing everything together, & let it sit in the freezer for 2 hours to give it a good chill. The basil gave this concoction life. The cucumber mellowed it out and made it super refreshing. It turned out great & it was gone before I knew it.