Author: Ashley Adamek

Ash Wed 3/6

Woah! What a time. A lot of seeds that I’ve planted over the past year are taking root and sprouting. If my life had a season.. it would be SPRING! Things are shifting, sprouting and rising up, up, up. It’s overwhelming and beautiful. For those of you who don’t know- Andrew and I bought our first house! An 1870’s farm on 5 acres in Morgantown, PA. I start my new job working on an organic sustainable agriculture farm April 1st. I’m converting our barn into a place for gathering- yoga, farm-to-table dinner parties and workshops. I’ll be announcing a winter retreat soon too! What I’m reading:       What I’m listening to: I started making this new playlist for when we’re moving and painting the new house! Product I’m loving: My medium friend Thomas is teaching me all about Tarot! This is the deck that I’m using and I love it. He’s going to be putting out an online course soon, (I’m his guinea pig) so stay tuned! Word of the week: Grace. This …

Ash Wed 2/13

What I’m reading:  Just cracked this one open..stay tuned! What I’m listening to: Product I’m loving: I was gifted a whole set of Tata Harper face products for christmas and I am really loving them! They are a 100% organic and operate off their farm in Vermont. I look forward to my skin care routine every night. Shop here: https://www.tataharperskincare.com/ Word of the week: Community. If there is one things that I know for sure it’s that, WE NEED EACH OTHER. We cannot do life alone. Making deep connections with others, helping someone and asking nothing in return, listening (really listening), making eye contact, offering a hug, sharing your wealth, gathering, supporting, reaching out..being present in the abundance of people around you! There’s so many of us here, but we’re not really here. How is it possible that so many feel so alone in a world of 7.7 billion people? What would it take to step away from your busyness and call a friend, help a neighbor, meet and support your local farmer- we are …

Ash Wed 1/9/19

  What I’m reading: Simon Hill has a really in depth blog on leading a plant based lifestyle. He answers the most common questions and gives really handy tips that I’ve been loving. I feel so good about my diet right now- how it makes me feel mentally and physically, and the impact it has on the environment. Plant Proof Website What I’m listening to: Product I’m loving: Did you know: Over 2 billions disposable razors are thrown away each year in the US alone? That’s enough to wrap around the Earth, end to end, 6 times!!! I am soooooo stoked on this razor that I got for christmas. If you’ve read my previous posts you may know that I have been slowly but surely finding alternatives to common household plastic waste. This razor is 100% plastic free and even comes with 10 extra blade replacements. This would be the last razor you ever need to buy. (plus, it is delivered and packaged in 100% recyclable material.) Shop it here. Word of the week: Beauty: Opening …

Post Surf Stack

Christmas came early here in OC! We’ve been graced with some really fun surf this past weekend and it’s left me feeling so grateful to be here in NJ this year. After peeling off my wetsuit with frozen fingers I whipped up this seriously sinful stack of pancakes. They are so simple and so so good. Enjoy! Ingredients Blueberry chia compote 1 cup blueberries 1/2 tbs chia seeds big dollop raw honey Pancakes 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tbsp baking powder few dashes cinnamon big pinch salt 1 extra ripe banana 1 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond) splash of maple syrup Combine all compote ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil (add a splash of water to coat the pan). Let the blueberry mixture simmer until thick (about 6-8 mins). Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mash the banana then add in the milk and splash of maple syrup and mix together. Add the wet mixture to the dry. Fold …

Golden Beet Tartar

Ingredients- makes 5 cups 3 lbs golden beets, roasted, peeled and cubed into small cubes 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon shallots, finely minced 1/4 cup capers, minced 2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce (I used Annie’s brand) 1/2 cup pickle, chopped into very small cubes 3 tablespoons veganaise (I used Follow Your Heart-Grapeseed Oil) 1/2 cup packed finely chopped curly kale 1+1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Micro greens to garnish (or use some extra kale) 1. Rinse beets, pat to dry and wrap individually in foil. 2. Roast beets at 350 for 1-2 hours (depending on how big they are) until fork tender. Take out and let them cool completely. 3. With cool beets chop the end off and rub off the skin using your hands (it should just slid right off). 4. Chop the beets into small cubes. 5. Place beets into a large bowl, add all ingredients and toss to combine. Be sure to fold it together with a spatula as not to …

Ash Wed 12/5

What I’m reading: I’ve been really enjoying this book by Leo Buscaglia. If you are in a teaching role of any kind (parents included!) you should read this book! What I’m listening to: I started this playlist at the beginning of the Fall season. I hope you love it as much as I do! Product I’m loving: I’m slowly slowly collecting Weck Jars of all different shapes and sizes. They are my favorite way to store grains, nuts, seeds, and spices! I love being able to see everything that I have on hand in this way. If you buy in bulk (like me!) then this is the perfect way to keep things fresh and easily accessible. Word of the week: Forgiveness. anger, anger, anger keeps reminding me to invite in compassion, compassion compassion. Remembering that everyone is doing the best they can. Remembering that I am doing the best that I can. Through this remembrance I am filled with forgiveness. Quote of the week :  

Ash Wednesday 10/17

What I’m reading: What I’m listening to: Good mix of tunes I’ve been listening to while I work behind the buddha bar making medicine! Product I’m loving: THE CRISP FALL AIR. GO OUTSIDE ❤ Word of the week: Reciprocity. This word has been ringing through my mind ever since I read Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass. I’m most interested in this word as it relates to our relationship with Earth. The Earth provides us with an abundance of everything that we could ever need but yet we are constantly asking “How can we take more?”. The earth gives and gives but what do we offer back in return? How can we make the exchange a two way street? I think an exchange like this with the earth would lead us to the answer to one of the most essential question as a human, “What is my unique gift?”. Read this if you want to hear more on reciprocity. OR better yet, read the whole book. It’s the most beautiful book I’ve ever read. Quote of …