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The neural network has weird ideas about what humans like to eat

So I’ve been training this neural network to generate cookbook recipes by letting it look at tens of thousands of existing recipes.

The generated titles can get a bit odd.

There’s a creativity variable I can set when the network is generating new recipes, and when I set it low, it comes up with its best guess at the most quintessential recipe titles:

Cream Cheese Soup
Cream Of Sour Cream Cheese Soup
Chocolate Cake (Chocolate Cake)
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Chicken Chicken Cake
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Chips With Chocolate Chips

When I tell it to get creative, things get even weirder.

Beef Soup With Swamp Peef And Cheese
Chocolate Chops & Chocolate Chips
Crimm Grunk Garlic Cleas
Beasy Mist
Export Bean Spoons In Pie-Shell, Top If Spoon and Whip The Mustard
Chocolate Pickle Sauce
Whole Chicken Cookies
Salmon Beef Style Chicken Bottom
Star *
Cover Meats
Out Of Meat
Completely Meat Circle
Completely Meat Chocolate Pie
Cabbage Pot Cookies
Artichoke Gelatin Dogs
Crockpot Cold Water

This is my Husband’s special blend of infused oils. I call this blend Naughty Knights. This is an excellent oil infusion for any one, but for that man in your life, this will always be appreciated. You can get these herbs anywhere. Heck, you can even use tea herbs (I cheat an do this myself). This specific blend is great to charge up the sacral chakra too! I use this blend specifically for those long work days where my husband needs to unwind and relax. I’ll use a few drops for massage oil and the aroma itself helps lift negativity. My recipe blend for this oil is:

• Whole Clove Buds
• Fresh Clementine Peel
• Dried Strawberry
• Dried Raspberry
• Dried Pomegranate
• Green Tea Leaves
• Dried Hibiscus Flower
• Dried Rosehip
• Fresh Orange Peel
• Fresh Mint leaf
• Dried Blueberry
• Dried Blueberry leaves
• Dried Blackberry leaves
• Dried Dandelion Root
• Cinnamon Bark
• Ground Cocoa Shell
• Cardamom Seed
• Spoonful of Honey
• Dried Chamomile

*I use Organic Coconut oil for all of my blends ☆

I can’t get enough of Remus and Tonks being terrible at cooking, because it’s adorable, so:

Remus in the Kitchen

  • Remus standing the cookbook on the counter and bringing out all the necessary utensils and ingredients and laying them out side by side, well within reach
  • Reading the entire recipe before beginning and scribbling notes on the side
  • Questioning certain techniques and planning to research them later 
  • Everything ending up in a neat clutter, because even Remus’s messes are neat
  • Tonks walking in and kissing him and accidentally knocking over a bowl of ingredients
  • Remus timing everything and making certain the temperatures are just right and standing back and surveying everything he’s done with a satisfied smile, certain that everything will go well
  • Remus Lupin, despite the careful planning and vigilant eye, missing one ingredient
  • Reading a passage from a novel while he waits for the food to bake
  • Getting distracted by the novel
  • Forgetting about the food
  • Remembering the food as soon as he gets to a boring passage
  • Pushing off the counter where he was leaning with a silent curse and tossing the novel to the side to rescue the slightly charred food
  • Remus tasting his masterpiece and freezing on the spot and fighting the very strong urge to spit it out because good Lord that is terrible
  • Remus giving in and dressing wee Teddy up in little jeans and a t-shirt and a little cap and asking Tonks whether she’d mind eating out instead and Ah, no, Tonks, you needn’t taste the food, believe me, I am not overreacting, wait—

Tonks in the Kitchen

  • Tonks charming the cookbook to follow her around and pushing it away when it occasionally knocks against her head
  • Doesn’t read the recipe before beginning, grabs ingredients and utensils whenever the steps call for them
  • Questioning certain techniques because that doesn’t bloody make sense, how did Mum ever do any of this
  • Starts off measuring the ingredients but gets frustrated half way through and makes educated guesses, tipping spices in and adding an extra dash because she just feels that it needs it
  • Surveying the spilled liquids, powdered counter, cracked egg shells and sticky mixing spoons with cheerful enthusiasm because making a mess is just half the fun
  • Singing while she cooks
  • Remus walking in and hugging her from behind, deftly catching the ingredients Tonks accidently knocks over when she turns for a kiss
  • Tonks getting batter or powder smeared across her cheek and cheekily asking Remus to clean it off
  • Getting batter or powder basically everywhere, even when she wears her trusty Weird Sisters apron 
  • Tonks whipping around because she just remembered that she was supposed to take that pot off the fire five minutes ago
  • Knocking an oven mitt into the flames while she gasps at the mess in the pot
  • Cursing when she sees the mitt catching fire
  • Putting out the fire with aguamenti, sighing at the charred remains of the mitt and whatever was in the pot, and completely forgetting the food in the oven
  • Wondering why she’s even cooking with a Muggle stove
  • Wondering why she’s even cooking period
  • Picking up her Dad’s old Muggle telephone and calling up the nearby Thai restaurant and ordering take out
  • Cuddling with Remus on the living room couch, a plate of Pad Se Ew on her lap, watching Teddy playing with his stuffed animals on the carpet, and deliberately forgetting about the mess in the kitchen 

It’s Kava time my friends. Today, I am going to have some Loa Waka, a heady (think Sativa in pot terms) strong Kava that is not too bad on the the taste and kicks in well the more shells you have. I usually do 2-3 shells using 3 table spoons and enough water to get 2, then add water and shake/soak in my Alluball for the third. I’ll do one every say 10 minutes and within 30-1h I’m very into it.

This stuff is hard to drink as it tastes awful, but if you mix (after making the grog) with coconut milk and some honey it’s less awful. PLus the fat in the coconut milk pulls more of the active ingredients out.

BTW I am using the Alluball instead of the traditional Muslin bag kneading method. I find this works great, and for the third, I open the ball and stir to make sure its all getting wet and I’ve yet to be disappointed.

I’ve talked Kava before. But here’s a quick run down for those who wonder… Kava Kava root is native to parts of the world like the Tongan region, Hawaii, etc. It’s been used for over 3000 in ceremonies and as an alternative to alcohol or drugs. Every strain has a different effect but similar, like Indica and Sativa pot and the hybrids… some heady, some body relaxed, some both.

The effect is very much like having some wine or beer and a Xanax for some kinds, and a little like being just lightly stoned with a CBD kicker and a little wine/beer for others. It just makes you feel nice, anxiety melts away and its very chill.

I can easily see a bunch of “stoners” sitting around a fire, passing the grog around and just having a good time, music jamming, maybe a drum circle, laughing and just sitting and relaxing.

So, for todays, Im using Kalm with Kava’s Loa Waka which is a Fiji based root. Ive had this one before and was very happy with the results. I usually mix in a little body heavy Vanuatu kava to go with it but for this batch its pure Loa Waka.

I’ve had one shell, seen above. And am about to have my 2nd, then get the 3rd batch ready. I am already feeling the effects.

First, your mouth gets numb, then you start feeling it in your head and depending on the straight it slowly works its way through you. It’s the stoners weed that isn’t weed and isn’t illegal (I think it is in Aus). The diff is, weed smells and tastes amazing and being stoned is amazing and this smells and tastes like dirty butt but you feel amazing.

I also have some Borongoru (what I usually mix with it) too but Im saving that since its a diff feeling. I needed this last night during the storms, still quite functional but feeling happy. If I played guitar, I’d be strumming right now.

Now to go get my 2nd shell and prep the 3rd.

anonymous asked:

Could you post the recipe for the vegan stuffed shells??

Jumbo Pasta Shells stuffed with Basil Almond Feta with a Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce

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The whole dish, prior to baking.Jumbo Pasta Shells stuffed with Basil Feta with a Tomato Basil Cream Sauce:

12 large pasta shells
1 x recipe almond feta
1 x recipe Tomato Cream Sauce
fresh basil

(If you have any leftover filling or sauce, don’t worry, it’ll get used elsewhere!)

In the morning make the almond feta up to the stage where it is draining in the cheesecloth in the fridge. I also like to make the sauce in the morning and have it ready and waiting in the fridge. About an hour before you want to eat remove the feta from the cheesecloth and place in a lightly greased oven proof dish. Bake at 200C for 20 minutes. It usually takes 40 but remove it now and stir in lots of chopped fresh basil, it will be quite soft.

Now the shells, it will depend on what the package instructions say but I parboiled mine for 15 minutes then ran them under cold water and drained well. Stuff the shells with a bit of the basil feta but don’t fill them up or worry about fully fulling them up. The basil feta is strong in flavour (as well as calories) and you don’t need a lot here. Also, I filled a piping bag with the cheese and piped it into the shells but don’t recommend doing that. It was fiddly and would have been much easier to spoon it in. When the amount of shells you want are stuffed heat up the tomato cream sauce and stir in some chopped fresh basil into the sauce.

Now place some of the sauce in the bottom of an ovenproof dish and lay the stuffed shells on top.

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Spoon over some more of the sauce, don’t worry it it doesn’t cover all the shells, like the basil feta this sauce is full of flavour and I found the amount you see here to be just right:

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Now, fully cover the whole dish with foil and pop back into the 200C oven for 20 minutes. My shells after this stage where just al dente but could have maybe done with a little more so give them a little test and see if they need a little longer in the oven.

Scoop out the shells onto a plate and this is entirely optional - grate with a little cheddar cheezly and serve. Would be great with a glass of red wine and garlic bread.

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You Got a Little Something Right There

I saw someone ask for Captain Swan cooking together in Emma’s new apartment so I decided to do it because CS and Mexican food??! Anyways, happy hurting hiatus fandom. (Post finale fluff)

“Swan. are you sure you needed all this food?” Killian questioned as he trudged up the stairs to Emma’s new apartment, multiple plastic bags full of groceries weighing his arms down. “This is enough food to feed a whole crew!” He halted in front of her door, impatiently tapping his foot as he waited for Emma to unlock the door.

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