Most of my green salads get tossed with just some olive oil and a little vinegar. But sometimes I want the dressing to be more complex and add a bit more flavor. That’s when I make this vinaigrette.
While she happens to be married to Wellspent’s Noah Cable, Kate McMillen is known for Lauretta Jean’s, her bakery on SE Division best known for pie. She also makes great salads, sandwiches, and other savory foods sometimes eaten before pie.
Her basic dressing hits all the flavor notes you want for a salad: the tang of fresh garlic, the bite of Dijon-style mustard, and just a hint of sweet to play off the oil and vinegar. It’s as good over a simple bowl of greens as it is with a more composed salad that includes nuts, fruit, and cheese like the one we made recently.
We’re excited about this Portland Thorns event to benefit their Academy for young women athletes. The evening of virtual entertainment includes lots of soccer along with food and drink from Oregon’s best producers. Tickets for the online auction get you a bag of treats, interviews with your favorite players, music, magic, and more. There’s even a rumor that Jim will show up!
Fatou Ouattara moved to Portland from the Cote d’Ivoire at 23, and missed the food of her homeland so much she decided to open Akadi, a tiny, pan-West African restaurant not far from Wellspent HQ. When Akadi temporarily shuttered in 2020, Fatou turned her attention to making the restaurant’s addictive sauces available to an even wider audience. Earthy, complex, and nuanced, they can be used as marinades, dipping sauces, condiments or even as part of salad dressing. We particularly love them with fried fish, but we’ll be using these on everything from roasted veggies to grilled meats, and everywhere in between.
We’re excited to support the second annual Kobe + Portland Yakisoba Project, featuring Umi Organic‘s brand new Yakisoba Noodles and Sauce! This trans-pacific collaboration brings food artisans from Kobe, Japan and Portland, Oregon together to showcase the magic of yakisoba! Celebrate with cook-at-home kits featuring everything you need for a delicious dinner, plus a recipe! Kits available now through February 28 (or until they’re sold out)! Get your Yakisoba Kit here >>