Find a sunny spot and relax with these reads
STICKY FINGERS, GREEN THUMB BY HAYLEY MCKEE Fancy lavender in your lamingtons? Sweet treats inspired by your vegie patch are the next big thing in baking. These recipes will have you exploring your home garden to make scrumptious cakes, slices and cookies. Hardie Grant Books, $29.99.
THE FLOWER EXPERT BY FLEUR McHARG A renowned floral designer shows you how to turn nature’s works of art into beautiful botanic arrangements. Both beginners and florists alike will find inspiration from her advice. Thames & Hudson, $49.99. BE DAZZLING BY RACHEL BURKE A pair of bejewelled boots or shiny earrings can transform an outfit and these easy-to-do style projects prove you don’t need expensive designer threads to update your look. Hardie Grant
Books, $19.99. ROOT TO BLOOM BY MAT PEMBER & JOCELYN CROSS This guide is all about buying and eating fresh produce more sustainably. You’ll learn how to cook with every edible part of your fruits and vegetables and reduce food waste. Hardie Grant Books, $39.99. THE LITTLE SWEDISH KITCHEN
BY RACHEL KHOO Showcasing the unique flavours of Sweden, these seasonal recipes will inspire you to cook with the traditional ingredients. Penguin Random House, $49.99. IMAGINARIUM BY SIBELLA COURT Go globetrotting from your living room and discover out-of-this-world interiors with this beautifully shot coffee table book. ABC Books, $100. GREEN BURGERS BY MARTIN NORDIN Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or trying to cut down on meat, these tasty recipes will revolutionise the way you think about burgers and sides. They’re nutritious, delicious and meat-free. Hardie Grant Books, $29.99. R