Trying to Live More with Less

I am still troubled by official statements from the powers that be when the economy was first acknowledged to be officially on the brink of doom. I remember the White House encouraging us to spend. Isn’t that what got us into trouble in the first place? I understand that if we start to live with less, some companies will go under. But sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. For the economy, for the environment, for the future of our planet, I think we need to simplify. Do we need a handbag to match every pair of shoes? The latest phone? Bottled water when some people are still walking miles with a pitcher to get some dirty water for their families? I am challenged to keep living more with less, and am enjoying coming up with ways to transform what I have into what I need. This morning I am going to try to invent a planter out of old garments, an empty produce box, and some plastic bags. I will tell you how it turns out.

Gluten-Free Bakery

Our entire bakery is now gluten-free, except the oatmeal cookies, which are made with gluten-free flour, but do use organic rolled oats which might be processed with wheat. And we have been perfecting both gluten-free sandwich bread and pizza crust. With fabulous results! Gluten-free pizza on the menu tonight. By the slice!

Gluten-free Bakery!

Did you know that the majority of our baked goods are now gluten-free? But not, “this is good for gluten-free” gluten-free, but fabulously gluten-free. We have been slowly modifying our recipes simply because….we can!!! And you have been asking for it :) Its an interesting learning curve and a great challenge for a lifelong baker.

Vegan Passover Seder

We will be having a vegan Passover celebration on Sunday, April 8th, by reservation only. The menu will include matzoh ball soup, jackfruit brisket, charoseth, horseradish, salad, matzoh, Passover wine, coffee or tea, and an assortment of gluten-free cookies. $55 for adults, $40 for children. This event will close at 50 people and will be cancelled if less than 20 reserve. 805-560-1348


Just to give the community a little advanced notice, we are planning a seder at Adama on Sunday, April 8th. We will have room for about 50 people. Of course it will be vegan. Reservations only.

First Thursday, February 2nd!

Today we have music all day. For lunch, composer and guitarist Marc Weber, and then tonight we have Robert Brown and various musical guests to celebrate our first First Thursday event. And the art is so much fun. Each trio is composed of a vintage depiction of Santa Barbara surrounded by two paintings of the same landmark as it is today. There is even one of Adama, which I would purchase if I had something to purchase it with! Hope to see you there!

Adama Valentine’s Day Menu

Adama will be serving a prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day from 5 PM to 10:45 PM with three seatings. Reservations Only!

organic baby greens

wild mushroom risotto

gardein medallions in a tarragon “cream” sauce on handmade puff pastry
lasagna with butternut squash and cashew cream (gluten-free)

choice of “cheesecake,” chocolate cake or carrot cake

coffee or tea

$55.00 per person