Opa! What an omelet.

Good mornin', South Shore!

We decided to venture out of our usual Sunday morning breakfast circle and visited the new Copper Bell Cafe in Riverview, which opened in August. We've driven to the Brandon cafe, but we're very happy to have our very own restaurant right here in South Shore.

I ordered the Greek omelet. It combined all of those good things like spinach, fresh tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese. It was fantastic!

Good coffee and friendly service. My kind of place!

Copper Bell Cafe
11228 Boyette Road
Riverview, FL


2nd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest

Today's 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest celebrated the very best of everything vegetarian in and around the area.

There was something for everyone to enjoy.

Check out my pictorial recap of the the day:

In addition to the delicious meatless cuisine, there were many animal rights and rescue organizations on hand.


Introduction to Indian Cooking Class

One of the things I've enjoyed most about writing my Table Scraps column is that it forces me to expand my own culinary horizons. I know how easy it is to get stuck in a rut of cooking a few good dishes and rotating through them week after week.

To push my cooking envelope, I recently took an introduction to Indian cooking class. I learned a veritable feast of new Indian dishes including an amazing recipe for Chai Tea, which I shared in this week's Table Scraps column.

Here are a few photos I took during the class:

If you'd like more information about the University of South Florida Center for India Studies contact Gurleen Grewal, Ph.D., at (813) 974-8439 or www.global.usf.edu/indiastudies.