Posted on by Dawn Casale

This has me in the mood to cook all the day long:

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So, this past week, I made some homemade ricotta gnocchi with asparagus, peas and morels. Just seemed like the right thing to do this time of year.

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The flavors are so reminiscent of spring, plus it was so quick and easy that it allowed me to enjoy the lovely weather and some time with these two:

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I also concocted this funny, but delicious, little breakfast. I kind of just pulled a bunch of odds and ends out of the refrigerator and “voila”, ended up with a bowl of rice with scallions, spinach, and kimchi topped with an over easy egg. If, like me,  you struggle to find a simple savory breakfast, look no further.


And, to top it off, I got to work on a photo shoot for work, which is one of my favorite things to do. Rebecca and I decided it was time for a new promo card to showcase our lovely “Joyful Cakes”, dessert tables and event favor boxes. So, we came up with the palette, overall aesthetic, sweets assortment and all of the other details and spent half the day photographing all of our pastry chef, Ayumi’s, lovely work. I would say my job is not a bad one.

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whoopie chevron bag-crop  heart cookies

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Posted on by Dawn Casale | Posted in cobble hill

Dawn Casale

About Dawn Casale

Barneys New York was the place I called my second home for six years. It was the classroom in which I learned the importance of aesthetic, the power of creativity and the joy of indulgence. At a point in time which I cannot specifically put my finger on, I reflected on my career choices and decided to return to that which I really knew... food and humanity's love of it. I began to think about my childhood and how much of it had been happily spent in the kitchen. The memories of the aromas and flavors that came from my grandmother's kitchen were vivid and exhilarating. That is where I learned about the ritual and significance of food, the sense of happiness and comfort it brought, and the essential elements of quality and care that went into its preparation.

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