julie_gibbs #book_chat What's your favourite book from the past year? These two books have been indispensable to me as I try to rationalise 'stuff' during renovation. We all have tooych stuff and it's oh so hard to let go of a lot of it... @kimpearsoninteriordesigner 1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Dream kitchen taking shape. Counting the sleeps! 3d

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Longing for the weekend - winding wool... 4d

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs #book_chat My favourite book from the last year... I just finished this and am longing to dive into the next volume of the trilogy. Such amazing writing about childhood and the power of female friendship - both good and bad. @kimpearsoninteriordesigner 6d
  •   shelleydark Oh this is going to be such a great book chat month!!!! I have to start a list of must/reads (to add to the legions already!)! And I'm with Jenny, great crochet baby! 6d
  •   littledotbakeshop Love the ruggie! 6d
  •   becky_forero I just picked this up from the library! Am very excited to begin. 5d
  •   ctholden Oooh. I started reading this the other day. 5d
  •   paris_scribe I've just had a chance to read all the reviews and an excerpt. It sounds wonderful and you've chosen the perfect backdrop for it. 5d
  •   growcookeat You'll get even more seduced by Books 2 and3. 4 is being translated now. Hurry up! 5d
  •   kimpearsoninteriordesigner Is this one to curl up and savour under blankets with tea? So in need of one of those! 5d
  •   maggiemackellar_ I read the trilogy in a 6 day binge. It is quite quite brilliant. There's a 4th coming!! @julie_gibbs 3d

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs It's time for another week of #book_chat. Please post a picture of your best book and tag us before Friday midnight. There will be the usual great chat and prizes. Photo of a bookshop window in Lima thanks to @chloeferres. @kimpearsoninteriordesigner #book_chat 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs I went to Melbourne today - flying back into Sydney always makes my heart sing. 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Gold Coast, ahead of the big storm... This is a contraband picture from the balcony of my room! I am at Gwinganna taking the cure - just phoned home from the one sanctioned phone site so thought I would let you all know why I am off the air. Back next week. xxx 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Valentine's Day Love In A Jar! Mr Blue Eyes is crazy about bread and butter pickles. Dear friend Dee can't keep up with the demand. So I opened up Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion and gave them a go. Fabulous organic cucumbers from Kurrawong Organics at Eveleigh Market. @nolansroad @growcookeat #lanternpagetoplate 3w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs The Holy Grail of holy grails: the Supernormal lobster roll. If one can't be having the yabby special at Billy Kwong this is the equal nirvana... @supernormal_180 @kylie_kwong 3w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Home. A blissful still moment occurred on the weekend! 4w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Went to the open day at the UTS Frank Gehry building. So inspiring - made me want to enrol at once! This is the stainless steel central staircase. #utsgehry 4w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Snugglepot & Cuddlepie were there with the flowering gum at @jonimaflowers stall at Eveleigh Market this morning. @nellartist @romancewasborn 4w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs We're camping in our spare room during renovation chaos - clothes racks in my study, mattress in the hallway... Aarrghh! Longing for it to be over so I can crank up those ovens!! 4w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Mr Blue Eyes has his eyes on the cricket... Me? Not so much. More gazing at my favourite shelf and this divine lotus. @grandiflora_sydney 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Amina's utterly delicious Pomegranate and Walnut Salad in my new happy orange Mud bowl. @aminaelshafei @dinosaur_designs @vince_frost 1mon
  •   tuppenny_farm Ooohhhh I need this now! Looks divine! 1mon
  •   sabrinabythebeach Beautiful happy colours! xxx 1mon
  •   aminaelshafei Oh @julie_gibbs that looks lovely! And the colours of the salad fuse so well with the bowl! Hope you enjoyed it lovely! 1mon
  •   belindajefferyfood What a beautiful combination, Julie, especially in that bowl! xx 1mon
  •   coulsonjeanette Love your photos Julie glad you are well Jeanette Coulson 1mon
  •   josettefrost I can't wait for Amina's book. What's the pub date @julie_gibbs ? 1mon
  •   katenoosa And I think i'd love that recipe @josettefrost :) 1mon
  •   shelleydark Gorgeous looking salad! John ate pomegranate seeds on his breakfast every morning when he could while we were away Jewels. Isn't he adventurous? 3w

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs The divine courtyard of @robynh66 It's always such a treat to be invited chez Robyn and Jim. I had been looking forward to it all day - everything is a visual delight and they are generous hosts. Piles of books everywhere, flowers, treasures from their travels, arresting photographs on the walls, plumped up cushions and kind lighting all make it so pleasurable. 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Summer in Sydney...Farm Cove. 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs OMG there is a new Sara Midda book! They only come along once a decade... This is a piece of heaven, especially the section on eggs. I spent an hour in an armchair yesterday transfixed by her beautiful watercolors and text that perfectly captures simple moments of beauty. (With my publishing hat on I would say that I wish the book were slightly larger in format - one almost needs a magnifying glass to see all the dear little details...). #book_chat 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs Maggie Beer's Pan-fried Eggplant with Verjuice, Preserved Lemon & Ginger from her Verjuice Cookbook. Another dish I have been longing to make (but not at home with an inferior exhaust system as the Kings Cross Fire Brigade call out fee is beyond the household budget)! @maggie_beer @lanternbooks #lanternpagetoplate 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

julie_gibbs My well-being can be indexed to a primal need to bake! One-pan Macadamia & Chocolate Chip Brownies in the oven... This is an all time favourite recipe from @belindajefferyfood 's book Mix & Bake. A recipe I have committed to heart. A recipe that has soothed souls, made friends and clinched deals. There is no better brownie. I use up all the stray bits of nibbling chocolate in the fridge to add at the end. Today it was some Lindt Milk and Salted Cocoa Nib from @burchpurchese . 1mon

» LOG IN to write comment.