Sweet Tea & Pasta

A Yankee Girl in a Southern World!

"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize." ~Clairee, Steel Magnolias Learn More

Hi y'all! I'm Mindy, a PA Yankee living in the land of sweet tea. I'm a southern transplant by way of the Air Force, I wouldn't have it any other way! A lover of Southern culture, sweet tea, homemade pasta, eating, traveling, old mills, & abandoned places, I'm always finding new places to explore. View the south through my eyes and learn about the culture and people that call it home!

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Hanging by a Thread

Hanging by a Thread

May 12, 2017 | No Comments

I’d like to say that this roller coaster I’ve been riding is fun, but I’d be telling ya’ a story. The truth is I’m exhausted and there is no relief in sight. The job? I like it so far. I’m overwhelmed, yet the job is interesting and I’m learning many new things. If I can […]

The Flying Pig, Asheboro, NC

The Flying Pig, Asheboro, NC

Apr 29, 2017 | No Comments

Do pigs really fly? Darned if I know, but at the The Flying Pig in Asheboro their signature Pig Wings did fly into my mouth. Not on their own, of course. With a little assist from my fork those tender, juicy and smothered pork shank angels danced across my tongue and right into my belly. […]

Tubb’s Shrimp & Fish Co., Florence, SC

Tubb’s Shrimp & Fish Co., Florence, SC

Apr 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

After a day of stalking alligators, osprey, and other wildlife at the Santee National Wildlife Refuge a girl can work up an appetite. Y’all know I like to eat and y’all know I try to avoid chain restaurants as much as possible, right? When presented with the typical Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, or Longhorn Steakhouse […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Apr 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

17 March 2017 There is something to be said for new beginnings. Sometimes starting something new is not a choice you made. Other times the change comes because you’ve made a choice. Today I’m mixed with happiness and excitement while at the same time I’m scared, nervous and sad. You see, today I gave my […]

Moores Creek National Battlefield

Moores Creek National Battlefield

Apr 10, 2017 | 8 Comments

As a young girl in PA I remember my dad dragging my mom and me off to historic sites across the area. My dad was a history buff, particularly military history such as the Revolutionary War, WWII, and Vietnam. PA and the mid-Atlantic region is full of historic sites – Valley Forge, Washington’s Crossing, Philly, […]

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