Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tile salvage (and a recipe)

I recently attended a pot-luck event and took one of my favorite summer foods, George Bernard Shaw's cook's stuffed green peppers. I didn't have time to make a label before I left, so I made one at the event. The only paper I had in my purse was some zentangle tiles.

After the event, not wanting to waste that lovely paper I decided to tangle it. I designed some pencil 'strings' around the text on the tile.

And then I tangled!
Tangles: Beadlines, Florz, Knightsbridge, Pearlz,
Printemps, Seljuk, Tipple
And now, I digress. Here's a photo of some of the stuffed peppers. I don't like cooked stuffed peppers, but these are raw. So easy to make. So yummy!
And here's how to make them:
• small green peppers (enough to feed who you want to feed)
• lots of grated cheddar cheese (I prefer aged cheddar)
• equal amounts of mayonnaise and mango chutney (minus the big chunks of mango)
Halve the peppers lengthwise and remove stems, seeds and membranes. Try to slice them so the halves will sit flat and not tip over. (four bump peppers work better than three bump peppers!)
Mix the mayonnaise/chutney mix into the grated cheese, so the cheese holds together nicely. Stuff into pepper halves. Really pack it in.
Crunch, munch and enjoy!


  1. Oh my goodness! I could have never tell that there was some writing on the tile if you had not shown the "before" picture. Just... WOW!

  2. Wow, this is amazing, Margaret. You did an amazing job.

  3. Big fun, this post!!! What a Creative you are, Margaret! I studied your tangled tile for quite some time before I could honestly believe it did indeed disguise your recipe in its first layer. Amazing. Brilliant. Clever. :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Jan! You can still see the point of the 'S' in 'is', and most of the letters in 'fillng' plus a few I added to keep the odd pattern going!

  4. AND...if you had added little triangles to several of the other Tipple in that section you would never have found that spot either. Blown away as always; plus a recipe I think I'll have to try. Double bonus. I'll buy the mini peppers I use for another recipe I like though. 😉

  5. You know, I think those peppers would be amazing cooked, too. Or the filling used in grilled cheese sandwiches, or even burritos. Every time I visit your blog, what you've shared jumps my "little grey cells" into overdrive. That's got to be a good thing. I really love the tangle, too, especially the contrast between round patterns and geometric ones.