A Lush Salad from Northside Pies

I'm stunned that November has arrived, this year just seemed to fly by. Except for the time I was at work. But that's everyone's experience, right?

We had a great vacation in October and 10 glorious days away from work. As I'd mentioned in previous posts we were meant to have a few days away in Cedar Key but were canceled due to storm damage.

We had fun anyway doing short outings, riding, eating, imbibing and things we both enjoy. I read quite a bit too. Then I slid into a rut about getting on the computer and haven't posted since October 22nd. Dunno what happened but I still visited some blogs, read the news (Meh), played Wordfeud on my phone (It's like scrabble) and that's about it.  I had zero motivation to post even though we have had some great meals and I have read a few books to chat about.

Anyway, I wanted to share this stunningly gorgeous salad from Northside Pies in Tallahassee as well as hook up with Deb's Souper Sunday series. It's been a while for me.


On one of our vacation days we stopped at a locally owned pizza place.  We like to support local businesses and frankly, they are usually way better than a chain.  Northside Pies has a lunch special where you may choose two slices or one slice and a salad.

It's great getting salads when we dine out because I try and examine the ingredients and ballpark the measurements if I want to recreate a recipe.  They use the freshest ingredients and load it up.

Don;t you hate it when you get a side salad and the tomatoes are bland and tasteless, the lettuce wilted and the other ingredients are limited?  Makes you sorry you ordered it but I can tell you, this place makes it fresh and they don't skimp on the ingredients.  You get quality and quantity.

So, here is my offering for my first post in November.

I will be joining Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday series. The linkup for this week may be found HERE.  Please join in!



Le laquet said...

So often salads when you're out are not as good as they can be at home. You're so right about the tasteless, limp veggies and often swimming in too much dressing - but maybe that's just me being fussy.

Vicki said...

I've been wondering why you haven't been posting, you were missed! I love salads and that looks good!

Deb in Hawaii said...

This does look like a tasty salad--thanks for sharing it. Glad to see you back on the blog and back at Souper Sundays. ;-)

Tina said...

Thank you, ladies, I was just in a blog slump. Hoping to post more these next few weeks.

Mae Travels said...

Limp or just flavorless -- sometimes the salads in restaurants really are disappointing. You are so right! Sometimes they just use that bagged stuff that I reject in the supermarket. Lucky you to find a nice exception.

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It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...