Basic (but oh so Yummy!) Vinaigrette


This is Cooking 101! Everyone must be able to master this simple but so very important staple. This can be used for green salads, pasta and potato salads, marinades and a basting sauce for grilling.

juice of 1 lemon

2 tbs Dijon Mustard

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1tbs dried oregano

2 tbs Champagne Vinegar (or white wine vinegar)

1/4 cup olive oil

Place in that order in a salad dressing carafe or mixing bowl, shake or whisk till combined. Chill at leat 30 minutes. This can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.


About the plaid and paisley kitchen

I am just like you, a modern woman juggling life, family, work, and always struggling to find time to work on my hobbies. As the wife of a very picky eater with very definitive likes and dislikes, (Mostly misconceptions of what something may taste like.) I can honestly say that every recipe on here is “Stevie Approved!” I am the Great-Granddaughter of German immigrants and I learned to cook in my mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens. As I grew and gained experience in my own kitchen I took the lessons I learned and branched out and started new traditions mixed with Old World styling. I was raised by a very artistic and talented mother, and if I inherited just a tad of her abilities then I consider myself very lucky. In primary and secondary schooling I was always heavily involved in art and drama. I still have a great passion for the theater. I think that a household should have a healthy dose of dramatic flair. I feel that food should be prepared with quality and fresh ingredients, and that meals should be served with love. I believe a home should be comfortable and beautiful at the same time, and that an organized home is a happy home!

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