The Balsamic Vinaigrette is Marcella's adaptation from a recipe she learned in cooking school. She has graciously shared it with us.
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 T water (sometimes she doesn't add this)
1/2 t salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 t Dijon mustard
2 T olive oil
1 T finely chopped shallot
1 minced garlic clove
1 t dried herbs: oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary or whatever
Put vinegar and water in small bowl. Whisk in the salt, pepper and mustard. Add the shallots, garlic and herbs and whisk. Add the olive oil and whisk until smooth.