Balsamic-Thyme Dressing

Makes 1/1/2 cups

Here is a robust dressing that allows the individual flavors to shine through.  To keep
the greens crisp, it's best to pass this dressing, which also allows the guests to use
the amount they prefer.

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
2 garlic cloves, smashed under a knife and peeled
1 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

   Pulse the vinegar, tamari, thyme, mustard, honey, and garlic in a blender or food
processor to combine.  With the machine running, gradually add the oil and process
until smooth.  Season with the salt and pepper.  Store in a covered jar, refrigerated,
for up to 1 month.  Shake well before using.