Cut the fennel (Anise) bulbs in half and remove the core. Shave on a mandoline or in a food processor. Cut the red onion in half, tip to root, and shave half moons the same way.
Combine the vegetables in a bowl and add the chopped, fresh dill.
With a mortar and pestle, smash the garlic with salt and pepper, adding the honey, vinegar and oil slowly. I like the pear-infused white balsamic vinegar. The rice wine vinegar is sweeter, so you might add more honey with the balsamic.
When well combined, drizzle over vegetables, toss well and chill for at least 1 hour (if you have the time), to wilt onions slightly.
I serve this in a bowl with warm lentils in the bottom, crispy fish (Salmon or Rockfish) on the lentils and the slaw on top. Comfort food at its best.