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Exploring Dubai’s Nourishing Foods: A Homesteader’s Journey

Hello, everyone. This is Sophie from Sprinkle with Soil and I’m excited to share my journey with you today.  In 1975, my parents were refugees from Vietnam who had to start from scratch in a new country. We didn’t have a lot of money, and my siblings and I learned the value of hard work […]

March 18, 2023

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Finding Community

Leaving the hustle and bustle of city life (in the San Francisco Bay Area), moving and living rurally in the mountains learning old-fashioned skills can sometimes be isolating. While we have kept ourselves busy with work, homesteading, and homeschooling, we have heard from a lot of working parents on how to find the balance to […]

February 13, 2023

Nourishing Traditions Asian Recipes

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Our 6 Acre Homestead Tour in California

Join Tim and Sophie on a tour of our California homestead in 2022! In 2019, we started our homestead from scratch with zero experience on our 1/4 acre backyard garden in the city and we brought home a few chickens in 2020. When we wanted to bring in more livestock, we left the city and […]

January 13, 2023

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The Women’s Homestead Society Conference

Join me for the second annual Women’s Homestead Collective in Hohenwald, Tennessee! The gathering of like-minded women will encourage you, fill your heart, and rejuvenate you to continue living the life we live. At the end of the conference, you will break bread with speakers and attendees for an incredibly prepared farm-to-table meal. Reserve your […]

January 10, 2023

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Episode 5: Finding and Building Community Reliance With Your Homestead

In this episode, Tim and Sophia Eng walk you through what they have grown since June 2021 (hint: it’s not just vegetables!), lessons learned, their steps to finding community, and announcing an exciting project that launches Fall 2023!  If you’re interested in watching their food, farming, and community journey, follow along on https://www.instagram.com/sprinklewithsoil.com, and https://www.sprinklewithsoil.com. […]

January 5, 2023

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EXCITING Announcement! We’re writing a cookbook!

We have some big news! Our multi-generational family at Sprinkle with Soil (that’s us: Ông, Bà, Tim, Sophie, Joy and Jolie) is finally publishing a COOKBOOK! After over 10 years of learning and implementing the “Nourishing Traditions” lifestyle inspired by Sally Fallon Morell, regenerative farming techniques from Joel Salatin to nourish the people we love […]

October 15, 2022

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How to make the Easiest Sourdough Boule

In our home, we will make at least a Sourdough Boule weekly. It is delicious, crunchy on the outside, and just the perfect soft white bread on the inside. Mix the dough in the evening before and enjoy your fresh and easy homemade sourdough boule for dinner! We will eat this with raw milk butter, […]

October 5, 2022

Easiest Sourdough Boule

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How to Make Easy Sourdough Naan

Sourdough naan is one of our family favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The best part is being able to enjoy it with little planning ahead of time for those busy weekdays. This sourdough naan is cooked on the stovetop, and cooked similar to making pancakes. Simply butter your cast iron pan for the extra […]

July 27, 2022

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How to Buy Land for Homesteading

You probably can’t wait to start having chickens and fresh eggs. And if you’re like us, you probably found a way to do so as you begin “transitioning” into this new way of living, Homesteading. But by now you may desire to have more land and less restrictions on what to build and types of […]

July 25, 2022

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