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 sarcastic, assimilated PA Yankee living in the land of sweet tea. Mom. Pasta maker. Sweet tea drinker. Southernphile. Traveler. Gourmand. Photographer. No excuses.

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Roots Run Deep at the Chef & the Farmer!

Roots Run Deep at the Chef & the Farmer!

Aug 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

This weekend was going to be an adventure! Or so I thought. I was in the Outer Banks for work and I planned to stay through the weekend photographing lighthouses and visiting the new Shelly Island in Hatteras. My plan was quickly dashed by a series of nasty storms and a construction accident on the bridge that […]

6 Hours in Seattle

6 Hours in Seattle

Jul 5, 2017 | 4 Comments

On a recent trip to Victoria, BC I had a few hours in Seattle before the Victoria Clipper left the pier for Victoria, BC and we waved to the fading shore. I was taking my mom to Victoria to have tea at the Fairmont Empress. Well, that’s what started the idea of going there, but […]

S & T’s Soda Shoppe, Pittsboro, NC

S & T’s Soda Shoppe, Pittsboro, NC

Jun 28, 2017 | No Comments

I sat there staring at the steaming bowl of cheese sitting in front of me. To be fair, this lasagne did have a few noodles and a tiny bit of meat sauce so that it could technically be called “lasagne.” It is a gesture to the Italian classic, but it’s nothing like what you’ve ever had […]

100 Years of Cheerwine

100 Years of Cheerwine

Jun 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

What is Cheerwine? If you’re not from around these parts Cheerwine is as foreign a concept as walking on the moon. Well…one sip of this fizzy, cherry soda and you’ll be over the moon: no space suit or rocket required. Admittedly, I was a Cheerwine holdout until one day a friend gave me a frosty […]

Got to be NC Festival

Got to be NC Festival

May 25, 2017 | No Comments

What do we want?! Local! When do we want it?! Now! In a world of foods of questionable origin, why go out of state when you’ve got fresh, NC agriculture right here in your own yard? The Got to be NC Festival highlights everything that is grown, raised, caught, and made right here in the Old […]

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