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.
From the kitchen
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."
Make the dressing by finely chopping 1 clove of garlic (or use a microplane) and mixing it with 1 teaspoon of date syrup, 1 teaspoon of classic mustard, 2 tablespoons of balsamic, 1/4 cup of olive oil in a small bowl.
Thinly slice 1/2 of an onion. Remove the apple’s core and cut it into thin, bite-sized pieces.
Toss the spinach with the onion and apple, then add small pieces of the cheese. Add about half the dressing, toss to blend, then taste. Add more dressing if desired.