KOKO CAFE

Words: Denise Irvine | Photography: Ashlee deCaires Koko Cafe neatly mixes old and new in Hamilton’s southend: the new is a stunning Jeremy Shirley mural in the entranceway, a glorious splash of tropical colour to brighten your day, and the old is the building’s original black and white tiled flooring that leads into the spacious…

GARDEN HARVEST

Words: Kate Monahan-Riddell | Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan With summer just around the corner, Hamilton Gardens’ gardener Geoff Herbert has been hard at work preparing the soil and planting seedlings. The qualified gardener is in charge of the Kitchen Garden and Sustainable Garden, a site of envy for most home vegetable gardeners. The quarter-acre Kitchen Garden…

TEMPURA AUBERGINE AND SICHUAN CARAMEL

Recipe from Global Kitchen: Lindy Smith | Photography: Grant Rooney A deliciously filling vegetable dish with complex sweet and savoury flavours. Serves 4 –entrée size Sichuan Caramel 100g liquid honey 450g caster sugar 4 long red chillies 100ml soy sauce 100ml red wine vinegar 70g miso paste 70ml black Chinese vinegar 50g gochujang paste 20g…