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The Manure That Infected Mars

#ProjectMartian really worked well. Especially during the COVID19 isolation. Last year every bit of manure and green and brown for compost went through the #Bioreactor. I was mocked for using it. I was chastised for calling it that. But it did work. This year I used compost from the bioreactor in all of my 24 …

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The Rule of Sustainability – 3 and 5 Strategy

Sustainability is a really important topic in the world right now. We need more of it, but we need better metrics to define what “it” is. Like the word, “nice” sustainability means many different things to many different people. At Mezzacello I have developed a rule of thumb that helps me better define sustainability. I …

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The Foodist: Pork Raclette with Brie and Applesauce

Dinner tonight at Mezzacello is a recipe taught to me during my visit to Normandy, France in 1992. So simple and delightful. I serve it with fresh haricots vert and roasted potatoes. Ingredients: 4 pork chops (bone in or butterflied) 1 cup applesauce (I used homemade) 1 cup Brie slices salt and pepper Directions: Preheat …

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Why I Use The Metric System at Mezzacello

Yeah. That’s a real map. The United States of America, Liberia in Africa, and the pseudo-Communist state of Myanmar (Formerly Burma). That’s it. 190 other nations around the world, and the area of Low-Earth orbit, the moon, Mars and every probe ever sent out into Space (with the exception of the NASA Mars Probe Mars …

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