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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Pleasant Environment in Mexico with Great Team

At the Monteblanco location of El Corralito, there was a great team spirit.
Basque born Chef (manager) Luis Astier (left) with his Sous Chefs...
Yep, preparing good compost substrate is the most important ingredient to success in mushroom growing!
A coffee break was always great for catching up with everything going on in the different areas.
Husband Pieter is 2nd from right, wearing his Monteblanco overall for hygienic reasons, just as I wore my white coat apron (3rd from right).
Left my cap on the table...
Chef Luis Astier was a great manager and also a real hobby Chef; hence that first photo with the Chef's hats.
It was Luis, who installed a coffee break with fresh fruits for his staff!
You can now see my plate with fruits... The 'Chef' is 2nd from left, next to husband Pieter.
Agustín, one of the owners is to Pieter's right.
They sure had some great Lady Chefs on the premises, who prepared a delicious lunch for the staff people and we both got lucky for being part of that!
Speaking the language and managing to pass down a compliment to the Lady Chefs, they learned that my Pieter LOVES arroz con leche (rice pudding) so they saved him some leftover for surprising him next day. 
Pieter was smiling from ear to ear. 
Kind people!
View from the window over the compost slab with the mountains in the back.

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22 comments:

  1. A beautiful set of photos as a reminder of nice times at work. It's a good way to have a meeting.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, such are indeed beautiful memories and communication is one of the most important things at work.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Good food and good times! You can't beat that, Mariette. :)
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      A good coffee with some fresh fruit was great for keeping the mind active.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Ricordi meravigliosi per sempre.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  4. Para cualquier trabajo, es fundamental que el equipo esté compenetrado, de eso depende mucho el éxito de la empresa.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      ¡Un gran espíritu de equipo es de hecho el ingrediente principal para el éxito!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  5. Great photos of a great time I suspect

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      All our work periods over those 12 years were a great time.
      Intensive but we thoroughly enjoyed it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. I especially like the first photo. Four men would be quite skillful and be good at joking.
    Nice day of summer solstice.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      We both love that first photo as well, we received it from Luis, the manager (left in photo).
      Humor goes a long way and joking helps tackle most jobs!
      We have an entire week of lots of rain and thunder, not so good for our regular biking trips!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Great memories.
    I love rice pudding too. It's been a while since I last made it, at Christmas time :)

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Yes, those are fond memories of a great work team.
      Rice pudding is a favorite in our family on both sides.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Hallo Mariette, mooi om te zien hoe het werk jullie op verschillende plekken van de wereld heeft gebracht. Het is ook een goede manier om het land te leren kennen. Goed dat jullie zoveel foto's hebben gemaakt. Fijne dag en lieve groet Willy

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Ja het is een heel bijzondere manier om een land en de cultuur ècht te leren kennen.
      Als tourist ga je overal aan voorbij...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  9. Mariette in a white lab coat ~~~ stunning!

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Yes, a mushroom farm is as strict as a hospital in regards to hygienic conditions! Contamination and spreading diseases, including the dreaded 'virus' disease is always luring. People need to be educated on that in order to understand what they do and ought not to do.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. A huge property, to be well managed, will certainly have to have good professionals.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Yes, for the high tech investment and the buildings alone it needs to be run in a profitable way in order to have return on investment.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. That was really sweet that the lady chefs saved some rice pudding for Pieter, he would really have appreciated that I'm sure. It has been a while since I have had rice pudding but I certainly do love it too 🌸

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Yes, it was a lovely experience working together with a group of caring people!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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