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cucumber

A European cucumber is considered a regular cucumber where I live, we get them at any organic supermarket year round. There are few different varieties we can get from the organic market in the summer, but the cucumber is what we mean by cucumber.

Picking the best cucumber

Frische, knackige Salatgurke sehen frisch und knackig aus. Keine gelben Stellen, keine schrumpelige Haut. Zur Not kann ich die Gurke am Strunkende anfassen und fühlen, ob diese schon etwas weich ist. Dann ist diese nicht mehr so ganz frisch.

You can spot a fresh, crunchy cucumber by its looks. No yellow spots, no dry or wrinklely skin. The end, where the flower would be, dries and softens first. B touching it, you can tell if the cucumber is still firm or has been sitting in the store for too long already. Also the other end, where the cucumber was attached to the plant dries faster than the middle part. Squeeze it generally.

When I have an older cucumber sitting in the fridge, of course I will still eat it. But if I had the choice, I would not buy a soft cucumber.

The slizer I have in the photos is from Japan, it looks great in photos, but from my experience, any slizer will do, they are sharp, affordable and handy. I would definitely recommend a protective glove (special safety glove, not just the the latex food prep one) when using a slizer, mandoline, or julienne slicer.

Storing a cucumber at home

Cucumbers do not store super well. If the cucumber is still in a good shape, it will last couple of days. A cucumber does not like to linger on a the warm kitchen counter. It also does not enjoy sitting in a cold in the refrigerator.

I always try to use the cucumbers first before getting to the other veggies. I would never try to store a cut cucumber.


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broccoli

Broccoli is a very underrated vegetable. Probably because most people don’t it when overcooked. Raw broccoli is quite tasty , but is difficult to chew and not easy to digest. There are a few prep hacks, that help making raw broccoli softer, such as shredding it in the food processor.

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Broccoli measurements

1 cup chopped = 70-95 g
1 bunch = 500-900 g
1 medium size head of broccoli = 9 ounces
ratio floretts to stem 3.5:2
1 5″ spear = 25-40 g
1 stalk = 100-200 g

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Nutrients in 100 g of broccoli. Source USDA FoodCentral Data Base

Water in 100 g broccoli89.3g
Energy in 100 g broccoli34kcal
141kJ
Protein in 100 g broccoli2.82g
Total lipid (fat) in broccoli0.37g
Carbohydrate in broccoli6.64g
Fiber in broccoli2.6g
Sugars in broccoli1.7g
Sucrose0.1g
Glucose (dextrose)0.49g
Fructose0.68g
Lactose0.21g
Maltose0.21g
Starch0g
Calcium, Ca in broccoli47mg
Iron, Fe in broccoli0.73mg
Magnesium, Mg in broccoli21mg
Phosphorus, P in broccoli66mg
Potassium, K in broccoli316mg
Sodium, Na in broccoli33mg
Zinc, Zn in broccoli0.41mg
Copper, Cu0.049mg
Manganese, Mn in broccoli0.21mg
Selenium, Se in broccoli2.5µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid89.2mg
Thiamin0.071mg
Riboflavin0.117mg
Niacin in broccoli0.639mg
Vitamin B-60.175mg
Folate, total63µg
Folic acid0µg
Choline, total in broccoli18.7mg
Betaine0.1mg
Vitamin A, RAE in broccoli31µg
Carotene, beta in broccoli361µg
Carotene, alpha25µg
Lutein + zeaxanthin1400µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) in broccoli0.78mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) in broccoli102µg
Vitamin K (Dihydrophylloquinone)0µg
Fatty acids, total saturated0.114g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0.031g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0.112g
Cholesterol in broccoli0mg
Tryptophan0.033g
Threonine0.088g
Isoleucine0.079g
Leucine0.129g
Lysine0.135g
Methionine0.038g
Cystine0.028g
Phenylalanine0.117g
Tyrosine0.05g
Valine0.125g
Arginine0.191g
Histidine0.059g
Alanine0.104g
Aspartic acid0.325g
Glutamic acid0.542g
Glycine0.089g
Proline0.11g
Serine0.121g

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Is Schrödinger’s cat still alive?

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(Schrödinger will be spelled Schrodinger in the following for the ease of reading)

You may have heard of Schrodinger’s cat but may not know exactly what it refers to that is because it can be quite a complex concept to grasp today.

We will explain Schrodinger’s cat in a way you can truly understand but first who was Schrodinger? Born in Vienna on August 12th 1887 Berwyn Schrodinger was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933 Schrodinger is famous for his work in quantum theory particularly for the Schrodinger wave equation which described the behavior of quantum particles which act like both waves and particles his equation provided solutions in which wave functions are related to the probable occurrence of physical events.

A man of many talents, Schrodinger also attempted to show how quantum mechanics could be used to explain the stability of genetic structure. However, despite all this the issue of the role of probability in quantum theory made Schrodinger along with some other physicists very unhappy and he devoted a great deal of time to developing philosophical objects to the standard interpretation of his own theories.

The most famous of these is a thought experiment now referred to as Schrodinger’s cat.

The thought experiment was an attempt to refute an idea proposed by physicists in Copenhagen known as the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. These physicists suggested that particles could exist simultaneously in two states. And that it was only once the particle had been observed that it existed in one state or the other.

Schrodinger came up with his thought experiment as a way to argue that this theory did not make sense.

One version of the thought experiment goes something like this: Imagine you locked a cat inside a steel box that is completely cut off from the outside world. In the box, said Schrodinger, you also place a vessel that contains a small amount of a radioactive substance. The radioactive substance this is such, that after one hour there is an equal probability of one atom of the substance either decaying or not.

You also place a Geiger counter inside the box which can detect if radioactive decay has taken place. The Geiger counter is connected to a hammer, placed above a small glass container, holding a poisonous gas. If the Geiger counter detects radioactive decay, it will prompt the hammer to break the glass releasing the poison. This poison will then kill the cat, while the box is still closed.

There is no way of predicting what has happened inside it, as there is an equal probability of the atom decaying or not decaying. We therefore cannot know whether the cat is dead or alive until we open the box.

Speaking in terms of quantum mechanics, as long as the box is still closed, we could say that the cat exists in a superposition of states both alive and dead. Once the box is opened, the atom’s wave function collapses and one outcome is observed.

Schrodinger argued that this outcome was quite ridiculous as you could not possibly have a cat that is both alive and dead.

The experiment might sound strange, but it was simply meant to show how ludicrous the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics and quantum superposition were. However, because of the complicated way Schrodinger setup his experiment, many people assumed Schrodinger was in fact supporting the concept of quantum superposition. In reality, he was arguing the opposite.

It should be noted though that while quantum superposition can seem silly when applied to everyday objects, in the macro world, the theory is not without merit it does in fact work for quantum particles, like electrons. On a final note, we would like to share this little fun fact Albert Einstein got very excited about Schrodinger’s thought experiment, even developed his own version with explosives there now you know all there is to know about Schrodinger’s cat.

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    oats

    hafer bio frischgemahlen



    Rohe Haferlocken machen wir aus rohem Hafer zu Hause.

    Brauche ich einen Flocker

    flaker

    Raw oatmeal from whole oats.

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    citrus juicer

    Hol dir das winterliche Smoothie-Buch

    Koste die Zitrus-Saison in vollen Zügen aus. Schau dir das Buch hier genauer an. Du brauchst das Buch gerade jetzt! Bald ist die Orangensaison vorbei.

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    spinach

    Spinat ist lecker, leicht, einfach abzuwaschen und für ein “Grün” sogar leicht cremig auf der Zunge. Ich kaufe Spinat nicht sehr oft, da dieser oft in Plastik eingepackt ist. Losen Spinat finde ich auf Biomärkten und in manchen Bioläden.

    Spinat ist super in Salaten und in Smoothies.


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    kale

    Kale Grünkohl für vegan Rohkostgerichte.
    Kale Grünkohl für vegan Rohkostgerichte.

    Alles über Kale

    Kale wird unter verschiedenen Namen wie Grünkohl, Schwarzkohl, Italienischer Kohl, Toskanischer Kohl und Palmkohl verkauft.

    WIE ICH DEN KALE ZUBEREITE

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    Kale Grünkohl für vegan Rohkostgerichte.

    DER FRISCHESTE KALE IST DER BESTE

    ​wahrscheinlich muss ich dir gar nicht sagen wie wichtig es ist immer den Bio-Kale zu kaufen, wie alle Salate ist der Kale in Bioqualität die sicherste Nummer. Schön frisch muss er sein, bei guter kühler Lagerung hält er sich bis zu 10 tage, ist er schon im Regal welk, hat er schon einiges hinter sich.
    Ich wasche den Kale am liebsten in einer großen Schüssel, 2-3 Mal bis das Wasser komplett sauber ist.
    Trockne diesen indem ich ihn an der Schüssel ausklopfe und dann entferne ich den Stamm indem ich die Blätter abziehe.
    Zum Schluss zerkleinere die Blätter und knete sie, bis diese weicher sind.

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    Concrete backdrop for food photography

    I love having different backdrop options for my food and product photography. So I’ve decided to start making my own backdrops using simple materials I can find at a hardware store.

    There are so many amazing YouTube tutorials on how to do this. I linked my fav onew for you down below. I use them as an inspiration for my own projects. Here are some (similar) materials I’ve used to make the backdrops.

    Here are supplies for the project at the german amazon store

    Here are some of the concrete deck shirt backdrop examples I’ve made recently.

    The last one was a little to contrasty for food photography and I painted black over the texture for now.

    The great thing about the hand painted backdrops is, that they can be repainted or readjusted in anyway you want. It’s sometimes a little hard to take away the texture I have applied completely, but it’s possible to sand pretty mush all of it.

    For the first project I would suggest choosing the smallest board you could possibly use. For me it’s 40 x 60 cm. After trying to create couple of big drops on the smaller scale on thin boards I am now advance too big or big drops that can be used as surfaces for larger composition as well. Right now I’m using 60 x 120 cm boards, which are 1 cm thick.

    Whenever possible I try to reuse boards I already have and also use both sides of the boards for my backdrops.

    Materials and easy steps to create stunning and real looking backgrounds for your photography projects.

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    How to add sun or sun glare in photoshop fast and easy

    My original photo opened in Photoshop, where I wish to add something eye catching. It would have been nice to shoot this photo backlit, but the weather was not in my favor yesterday and I will add the sun rays manually using the lens flare effect. There a many many ways to add sun, sun rays, sun flare in photoshop. This is just a fast and easy one.

    Here is a quick video, read the post with still pics for easier edit along.

    Open the photo

    I opened the original photo in Photoshop and adjusted the colors a little ro match the backlit dreamlike mood.

    Adding a new black layer

    Then add new blank layer and fill the layer with black color.

    I named the new layer “sun backlit”.

    I converted the layer to a smart object. If you are unsure where to find this option, just type “smart” in the help-menu in photoshop.

    My layer has now the smart object symbol.

    Add lens flare

    I will add the lens flare. It’s in the filter men. Chose render and lens flare. Or just type lens flare into the help menu and click onto the render-lens flare search result.

    Lens flare creates a realistic sun rays effect in Photoshop.

    I select the 105mm prime lens and adjusted the brightness.

    Ok. Now the lens flare in on top of our photo and needs to be transparent. To achieve this transparency, we can use the screen mode to blend both layers together.

    Blending mode “screen”

    Right click onto the Sun layer to set the mode to Screen.

    Solid color fill adjustment layer

    To create a more realistic sun effect I need to add some color. Depending on the time of the day I want to simulate, I would add a different color.

    I added a new solid color layer. Click the round symbol and pick solid color.

    This window should pop up and I chose an orangey color.

    Ok.

    Color layer “vivid light”

    I set the mode to vivid light.

    Here I created the clipping mask. Simply by right clicking onto the Color fill layer (not the white or orange square!)

    Now I can further adjust the color by clicking the (orange)color fill symbol. I wanted to brighten it up.

    The size and the position of the sun can be adjusted by clicking the lens flare symbol.

    Similarly we can change position of the sun as well.

    The sun rays are composed of different colors. You can duplicate the top layer once or multiple times and play with different colors and different modes! Try soft light for example. Overlaying different colors will help to create a more realistic look. Google to find a good reference picture of the sun you want to replicate.

    Before-after


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    If you are looking for a slightly different effect, there is probably a way. You can apply a png of a sun to the photo or even draw your own sunrays.

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    Removing scratches and dust in photoshop: How I clean up and restore old photos

    I found an old dusty scratched-up dia slide and was about to restore it, when I noticed: it’s not possible to remove every single piece of fluff, every single corn of dust, and every single scratch by hand simply because there are too many. Also, the image has some other major problems and is simply not worth hours of work. I want to fix it up as good as possible but rather quickly.

    I was contemplating sharing the story of my life like every good recipe creator would, but decided not to.

    Before and after a simple dust removal in Photoshop

    The tool I grab for smaller jobs on digital photos would be in most cases a Spot Healing Brush tool. It repairs small areas, but every single sport and dust corn needs to be touched up manually. The Spot Healing Brush “heals” a spot sampling the neighboring areas. The dust ist then covered by the patterns and colors of the neighboring areas.

    Spot Healing Brush tool works well for small ugly spots in not so prominent areas. The effect is similar to the Content Aware Fill tool. This strategy often fails in face areas, where there are many textures, shades and highlights very close to each other.

    A more precise tool is the Patch tool. I can select one particular scratch or dust particle and define the exact area I want to replace the scratch or dust with. This way, I have more control for working in the face area.


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    Best photoshop tools for dust and scratch removal on larger areas and the face

    Dust Filter for the quick overall dust removal and Patch tool for the touch ups in the focus areas (face, main subject, etc.)

    Simple and fast scratch and dust removal with the dust filter in Photoshop

    In order to work non-destructively I create a new layer by pressing +j or by just pressing the “+”-symbol.

    I renamed my layer first to “Dust”. Now I can select the dust filter.

    Pick a reference area you want to see in the magnifier window by clicking outside the window onto the photo.

    Here are the before-and-after for Radius: 10 and Threshold: 10

    Let’s look at the face. I don’t wanna loose any sharpness in the face area and will most likely always want to remove the filter from the face.

    I definitely lost a lot of definition in the eyes and mouth area and will try to remove the dust and scratches from this are in a different, less destructive way later on.

    Removing the dust filter from the face

    1. Create a mask by pressing the vector mask symbol in the bottom right corner (marked green).
    2. The mask should be white (if black invert it by pressing +i).
    3. Pick the Brush tool and set the paint color to black (switch between black and white while painting by pressing x). Black means erase, white jeans paint/cover.
    4. Choose the right size and opacity for the brush.
    5. The area you paint black=erase will turn black, creating a hole into your Dust Filter layer. The background is now visible though the black hole.
    6. I recovered the face, the clothes, and the hand. Switching between black and white colors helps to modify the recovered area. In the bottom right corner you can see the shape of the recovered area.

    An additional step that might be useful in some cases is to check how well the mask was erased=how well the background was recovered.

    I clicked onto the mask thumbnail (white square) on my “Dust”-layer while pressing the option-key (⌥ on Mac). I highlighted it green for you.

    The mask will be shown instead of the main image and you can modify it if needed.

    Working on the face: precise dust removal in photoshop

    I created a new layer and named it face. I will be using the Patch tool. Here, it is VERY important to sample all layers below.

    Additionally, the Spot Healing Brush tool might be useful for bigger spots around the face. Clone Stamp tool is handy to bread down continuous lines, that usually mess up the performance of the Patch tool or the Spot Healing Brush tool.

    Here is a before-after of using mostly the Patch tool and a little Spot Healing Brush tool.

    The image still needs a tone of work on the color, but the dust and the worst scratches are gone in just a couple of clicks. The fool befor and after is on the top of this post.

    A more advanced way to edit out dust

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    Plastic-free groceries: fruits and veggies

    Plastic-free groceries: fruits and veggies

    Simple ideas for the Plastic Free July

    There is not a single fruit or vegetable that I haven’t seen being packaged in plastic even though other places sell the same product plastic-free.

    EU is banning single use plastic in 2021, but food packaging is exempt from this environtally improve friendly move. The responsibility for shopping environmentally friendly falls once again solely onto the consumers.

    We as consumers have some wiggle room to shop more zero waste produce, even though it’s not easy for sure. The legislation and the efforts on the business side need to catch up with the reality of the disastrous impact of single use plastic on the environment.

    I found the packaging of fruits and veggies in Japan pretty scary. Here are some impressions of an organic supermarket in Tokyo. Organic store are usually at least trying to sell produce in as little packaging as possible. The reason being that there is no mix up possible and no need to separate organic and non-organic produce.

    3 hacks for shopping plastic-free produce

    Organic and health food stores

    My first hack for shopping zero-waste would be to go to organic stores or health food stores. Those are usually not more expensive than regular supermarkets if you buy organic anyways.

    Farmers’ Markets

    Farmers market are usually also a great source of zero waste produced. Of course only if you go to a real farmers market the farmer sells their own produce stop at some farmers market you will find just the resellers to buy from our bulk store and sell the fruits and veggies prepackaged.

    If you are a regular customer at the farmers market and like to buy in bulk, you can talk to the farmer. Ask for a more environmentally friendly bulk packaging. They usually would be more than happy to sell you a bigger box of berries without having to pack the berries into small plastic container. You might get a sizable discount as well.

    Choosing a plastic free options

    Sometimes you can get exactly the same product but package free. It’s always worth it to look around they kitchen unpackaged produced might be located in different places so it’s not so easy to spot.

    I also tried to remember what places sell my favorite produce fruits and veggies plastic free and plan my shopping trip accordingly. In Germany for example, discounters will have organic bananas wrapped in plastic or have a plastic sticky tape around them and the organic stores were usually half bananas just with some stickers but no plastic.

    The plastic is not just horrible for the environment, but also takes time to remove, which is super annoying if I buy bigger quantities of bananas. I can save me some struggle and also pollute the environment a little bit less.

    Plastic-free groceries: fruits and veggies

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    Food Shopping

    I'm passionate about eating the best food possible. I always buy organic and try to shop zero waste, in bulk and to support local farmers. For me, the people and the planet.