Learn about how our family has reprioritized, made healthy-living a priority to return to our roots by moving out of the Silicon Valley and into the mountain country-life.


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Pre-Order The Nourishing Asian Kitchen!

Pre-order The Nourishing Asian Kitchen Cookbook on Amazon today! Announcing our soft pre-order launch of my forthcoming cookbook, “The Nourishing Asian Kitchen” available now on Amazon! https://a.co/d/6NX4Mfs My grandfather always said, “Eat to live, do not live to eat!” Little did I know his advice to me as a little girl would stay with me and change the […]

May 27, 2023

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Leaving the Valley for the Mountains

Our Transformation from the High-Tech Conveniences to Low-Tech Asian Farming The City Daze I was born in the heart of Silicon Valley, where innovation and technology thrive, and for the next four decades, found myself caught in the whirlwind of a high-tech career. The fast-paced lifestyle, the long work hours, and the constant pursuit of […]

May 17, 2023


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Finding and Building Community Through Food and Farming

Connecting with others who share your love for homesteading and good food can enrich your life and create a strong sense of community. When I speak at tech conferences, it’s relatively “easy.” The audience is primarily interested in data-driven insights and the latest technological advancements. My presentations are on my innovative Silicon Valley growth strategies […]

March 30, 2023

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God-Given Food at Polyface Farms August 11-13, 2023

I am thrilled to share with you the exciting news of God’s Good Table conference called God-Given Foods! I am honored to speak at the conference and to speak at Polyface Farms with one of my long-time regenerative agriculture mentors, Joel Salatin, as well as the amazing Maureen Diaz, a true pioneer in the nourishing […]

March 27, 2023

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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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