I love all types of mushrooms, but one of my favorites is the oyster mushroom.

The texture of an oyster mushroom is much firmer than that of the more common white button mushroom. I like the firm, chewy texture.  It is more substantive, almost like eating meat.

Not too long ago, I was contacted by Nikhil Arora, one of the founders of Back to the Roots, who offered to provide me a kit to sample and a kit for a giveaway. Back to the Roots has created a mushroom kit which allows you to grow oyster mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds, all inside a small little box in the comfort of your own home.

I was both a little wary of the product and excited. Wary because I had never heard of this and doubted it would work. Excited because I love oyster mushrooms and I live in a condo so I don’t have a garden and I would love to be able to grow something inside a box.


Over the long weekend, we made an impromptu trip to Kyochon in Cerritos, which is the closest one to San Diego. I know I previously posted about Kyochon, but since we tried more items this time and went to a different location, I thought an updated post would be nice.

Wings were on our mind over the weekend and the only wings we could think of having were Kyochon wings.

I know it sounds crazy that we drove so far for wings. We actually did some other eats along the way, so it wasn’t a completely crazy idea.

Kyochon is a famous chain that sells korean fried chicken. The wings are extremely crispy because they are fried twice, which eliminates the fat chunks attached to the skin.

I was experimenting with pull apart breads this weekend, trying to create an olive oil bread. While the olive oil taste got a bit lost in this bread, it still tasted good.

I’ll have to tinker more to try to create a bread with a stronger olive oil taste.

I like the look of these mini pull apart breads. Everything is cuter when it’s mini, isn’t it?