I found this recipe in the 'Joy of Cooking' cookbook. I was looking for a poppy seed and honey dressing recipe that was like a dressing that I loved at the Bittersweet Cafe in Kent, WA. This dressing is delicious. 'Joy of Cooking' recommends using a salad of fruits and greens, but a simple garden salad is a perfect mate as well. The step with the immersion blender is optional and was not in the cookbook, but I found it helpful to keep the ingredients from seperating and it pureed the shallots perfectly. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.