Zucchini Slice

 My Mum, Karyn

Wow - things are hectic for me once again! I have been trying to slow down, and chillax so that I can fit everything that I like to do into my life - but it has been challenging the last few weeks!! 

It seems we are all trying to find a balance. Whether we work too hard and have no time for ourselves, or have a family and have no time for ourselves, or both and variations thereof - it seems to me a lot of people are juggling. I am trying really hard to get out of this cycle, and get into leading a more balanced life. I have done it before, but it gets harder as I get older. I am not sure why?

Ah, but I am looking very forward to my summer out of the cycle. I will be in Bali, and doing the things I love the most... hanging out with my sister, learning things - batik and how to surf, writing and working on my next album (already half-done for about 4 years!) and hopefully getting some gamelan practice in, yoga every day and eating well. In the lead-up I can only BE more crazy, right? I am going to try not to be, promise... 

How do you make time for yourself, and slow down?

You could always make some yummy zucchini slice courtesy of Grandma Campbell.. that'll do it! (Or today you could check out my ANZAC biscuit recipe..)

Zucchini Slice
375g zucchini
1 large onion
3 rashers bacon
1 cup grated cheese (I used sharp cheddar and some smoked mozarella)
1 cup s.r. flour
1/2 oil or milk
6 eggs
salt & pepper & herbs

~ grate unpeeled zucchini, finely chop onion and bacon
~ mix all ingredients together
~ put into well greased container and bake in moderate oven for 30 or 40 mins

Cookies (make it all better)

A young Kyran Brennan, my Grandfather circa 1915

I think the thing I love the most about BPL is these old photos. They are so awesome! I love looking at any old photos - imagining the life that people have lead, and were leading at that moment. What was their joy? What were their pains? What would they tell me now if they could - what advice would they give me?

Hopefully they would tell me not to sweat the tax bill we just got!

Ok, I will not worry. Instead, I baked some cookies and took heart in the fact that one day someone might look at an old photo of me and wonder what advice I might give them. I would tell them live, laugh & love. (We don't have long, - enjoy it!).

I hope you all have a great week, - full of good food, good company & some music that makes you wanna dance! You know, the important stuff! The cookies, if you wanna give them a go, are really simple, and quite delicious - rather caky and with a bit of a zing! They were gobbled up pretty quick!


Cream 2 Tbs Butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbs condensed milk
Then add egg well beaten &
1 1/5 cups self-raising flour

~ Drop in small lumps on warm over slide
~ Bake about 10 minutes (I baked at 375f)
~ When cold, jam together jam and sprinkle icing sugar on top

Pikelets, (Photography & the best cooks)

l to r: My great Grandma, Bessie Pearl, unknown woman, my Grandma, Phyllis & my Mum, Karyn - Scarborough 1957