Italian Dressing

250ml olive oil
125ml red wine vinegar
75g Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp paprika
Half tsp celery seed
Quarter tsp garlic powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, Parmesan, garlic, sesame seeds, oregano, poppy seeds, paprika, celery seed, and garlic powder. Shake vigorously and allow the flavours to blend at room temperature.

My mother used to attempt her own, using vegetable oil, vinegar, dried herbs, salt and a huge amount of pepper.

It was the eighties. She was using what she had at the time.