Forge Garden Tour – Santa Clara University – Santa Clara

Last month, I attended an event for Santa Clara University Alumni at the campus garden. We took a tour of The Forge Garden which is one block off campus then had a mozzarella making workshop after. The price of admission was $10 and came with a tour, cheese workshop, wine and beer, and snacks. Santa […]

CharMarron Peony Garden and Nola’s Iris Garden – San Jose

With some free time on a Saturday afternoon the other day, my friends and I decided to check out the peonies in bloom at CharMarron Peony Garden in the hills of San Jose. Yes, San Jose has hills. I don’t remember the names of every type of flower so here are some photos. Peonies have […]

Kale Chip Fail

Kale gets much attention for being a super healthy food. Prevents cancer and all that jazz. There’s a Vietnamese phrase I use in my family when mocking the benefits of newly discovered health foods, “It cools your liver and prevents acne.” That’s our family catch phrase for summarizing decades of scientific studies determining health benefits […]