Berry Almond Salad with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette

In the gentle glow of the afternoon sun, Tinkabelle Mainspring, a renowned gnome tinker with a spirit as vibrant as the intricate contraptions she crafted, stepped into the inviting warmth of The Burly Earl.

Berry Almond Salad with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette

On her shoulder, Whizbang, a mechanical bird with feathers of silver and sapphire, chirped melodiously, its notes resonating harmoniously with the gentle clinking of glasses in the background.

Asmund, the seasoned proprietor with a heart as golden as the sun deity he worshipped, greeted her with an affectionate hug, his face lighting up at the sight of the old friend and her mechanical companion.

The tavern seemed to hum with a unique energy, a blend of old tales and the promise of new adventures unfolding.

With a graceful gesture, Tinkabelle revealed her latest masterpiece. It was a device resembling a delicate silver orb, adorned with intricate runes and filled with sanctified waters.

A holy water grenade, capable of bathing the vicinity in a burst of cleansing light, a potent weapon against the dark forces that threatened to encroach upon the land.

Asmund marveled at the intricate craftsmanship, his fingers tracing the delicate engravings with awe. His eyes met Tinkabelle’s, a spark of camaraderie and mutual respect flickering between them.

As they delved deep into conversation, a server approached, carrying a plate that seemed to embody the essence of a blossoming garden.

It was a refreshing salad, a symphony of crisp greens mingled with an array of fresh berries, topped with a scattering of toasted almonds and a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese. A honey-lemon vinaigrette graced the dish, its light, zesty aroma teasing the senses.

Tinkabelle’s eyes danced with delight as she sampled the dish. The flavors melded harmoniously, a burst of summer freshness meeting a nutty crunch, a gastronomic ballet that brought joy to the soul.

“This is a burst of sunshine on a plate, Asmund!” she exclaimed, her laughter echoing like the tinkling of wind chimes.

As the afternoon wore on, the tavern transformed into a haven of laughter and storytelling, where tales of heroism intertwined with discussions of mechanical marvels.

The golden rays of the setting sun cast long shadows, weaving patterns of light and dark on the rustic floors, a dance of time and memory.

In the golden embrace of The Burly Earl, friendships blossomed and strengthened, fueled by shared dreams and a mutual love for the craft.

As Tinkabelle and Asmund sat amidst the comforting hum of conversation and the gentle chirping of Whizbang, the world seemed to pause, allowing a moment of peace and camaraderie, a fleeting glimpse of the harmony that existed when hearts united in friendship and purpose.

And as the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky in hues of crimson and gold, Tinkabelle Mainspring stepped out into the dusky evening, a promise of future encounters lingering in the air, a testament to the bonds that united them, a beacon of light in a world yearning for hope and unity.

Berry Almond Salad with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Course Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup Mixed greens spinach, arugula, watercress – 200g
  • 1 cup Fresh mixed berries strawberries, blueberries, raspberries – 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup Toasted almonds slivered – 1/2 cup

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbled – 100g
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, fresh berries, and toasted almonds.
  • In a small jar, combine the honey, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Shake well until emulsified.
  • Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the top of the salad.
  • Serve immediately, enjoying the burst of fresh flavours and the satisfying crunch of the almonds.

Character Information

Tinkabelle Mainspring – Female Gnome Tinker

Tinkabelle-Mainspring

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Tinkabelle Mainspring
Small humanoid (gnome), neutral
Armor Class 11
Hit Points 22 (5d8)
Speed 25 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (-1) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2)
Saving Throws INT +5, WIS +3
Skills Arcana +5, Investigation +5
Senses Passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Gnomish
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
Mechanical Expertise. Tinkabelle has advantage on ability checks and saving throws related to mechanical devices and inventions.
Whizbang Messenger. Tinkabelle’s mechanical bird companion, Whizbang, can deliver written messages to a designated recipient within a range of 5 miles.
Actions
Clockwork Strike. Tinkabelle makes a precise melee attack with her small clockwork hammer, dealing 2 (1d4) bludgeoning damage.
Invention Blast. Tinkabelle activates one of her explosive inventions and hurls it at a target. The target must make a Dexterity saving throw against DC 13 or take 8 (2d6 + 2) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

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