Just in time for Mother's Day... limited edition “Milla’s Mates” pack


One of the best things about being a local producer, is meeting all the other local producers! We’re lucky out here in Central West NSW to have some pretty wonderful people doing some pretty wonderful things so we've teamed up with a few, to provide you with something unique and special. Each month we will be partnering with different producers to bring you a limited edition “Milla’s Mates” pack. Expect a bottle of cordial of your choice plus a chance to try something new. Check out this months below…

Just in time for Mothers Day, is this too good to miss pack of goodies from Milla Cordial, Meeraboo Candles and Origin Chocolates!

Meeraboo Candles, produced just down the road in Canowindra, is family-run operation that started as a hobby and quickly became a great little business with fantastic fragrance combinations housed in beautiful glass jars with brushed copper lids. Nothing says relaxing like a Meeramini 55g soy candle, choose from the following fragrances: 

  • Strawberries and Champagne
  • Mint Mojito
  • Coconut Lime
  • Willow
  • English Pear and Freesia

Plus, truly treat mum with some premium, locally made, bean-to-bar, organic chocolate. We've sampled and just love the following flavours of Orange’s own Origin Chocolate to make sure you're going to love them too. We’re happy to keep testing again and again…just to check…
Choose a 100g block of your choice from these three flavours: 

  • Bolivia 75%
  • Ecuador 68%
  • Ghana 55%

Plus your favourite bottle of Milla Cordial. How good is that! All for only $40.
 
Order online by this Sunday night (7th May) for Mothers Day to ensure delivery and so you  don’t miss out! Plus, we’re offering FREE delivery in NSW. 

 

Keeping your cool with Party Planning 

Sweltering Summer is the perfect time for refreshing get togethers and family fun! Make your party a breeze with these simple tips:

  • Set up big cushions on rugs under trees for 'al fresco' relaxation zones 
  • Keep the menu simple with fruit platters, anti-pasto platters and grazing food that doesn't require kitchen time.
  • Prepare your icebox. Spread a layer of crushed ice around your ice box the day or night before you use it. Use block ice and add some salt to your ice. 
  • Cool your drinks and food first to prolong your ice.
  • Grab some outdoor games to keep the kids occupied - croquet, quoits and totem tennis are always a hit!
  • You don’t need a pool to cool down, grab a hose and a few garden soakers and watch the kids run under the water!
  • Keep the clean-up simple with eco-friendly, biodegradable paper plates and cutlery. With increasing popularity you can grab these at most major retailers and they can go in the compost with the food when you’re done!
  • Make sure you have plenty of Milla Cordial in the fridge to refresh your guests.
  • Try one of our fabulous recipes, with icy pops for the kids and something stronger for the adults!

Top 5 Orange food destinations

Amorette Zielinksi, contributor to “Australia Cooks” available in stores now.


Orange is renowned for its delicious food and cold climate wines, attracting more and more visitors each year. Here are a selection of delicious places to tantalise your tastebuds:

Racine
This award winning restaurant located just outside of Orange provides a combination of new tastes with traditional recipes. With a focus on true innovation in food, and available for brunch, lunch or dinner, enjoy a night out with friends or lunch with the family.

(02) 6365 3275
www.racinerestaurant.com.au

 

Stepping Stones Restaurant
Arguably one of the best dining experiences in Orange, Stepping Stones does not disappoint.  Serving Modern Australian cuisine with a particular flair for innovative desserts, Stepping Stones is great for special occasions or catching up with friends. Professional, friendly staff ensure a positive experience, ensuring you’re likely to return for seconds.

(02) 6361 1179
facebook.com/SteppingStoneRestaurant/

 

Union Bank
With a laid back beer garden atmosphere, the Union Bank mixes modern Australian cuisine with top wines, beers and ciders from the Orange region. Spend an afternoon relaxing over charcuterie plates, nibbles and a good drop of wine. Enjoy the ambience of live music outdoors in summer, or the warmth of the fireplace in winter.

(02) 6361 4441
www.unionbank.com.au

 

The Agrestic Grocer

Part local produce store, part cafe and adjoined by local brewery, Badlands, these sheds were originally a store and a cool room for one of the regions' orchards.  Rural and rustic in fabric, with the focus firmly on the locally grown and produced goods, you can fill your basket with delicious fresh fare and then sit down and enjoy platters of the regions' delicacies including Trunkey Creek ham, and The Second Mouse Company cheese. The Freya Blackwood mural, a bike where you can roll your own oats, and the inside outside cafe make for an engaging and inspiring experience. Check the live music out too!

(02) 6360 4604
facebook.com/theagresticgrocer/

 

Sophie Hansen’s Farm Kitchen
Local really is lovely with Sophie Hansen’s Farm Kitchen at Mandagery Venison Farm. Aside from being a successful author and running a holistic deer farm with her husband, Sophie develops her own delicious recipes using only local produce (and is a huge fan of our Milla Cordial as welll!). With farm kitchen events run regularly, stay up to date on Sophie’s Facebook page ‘Local is Lovely’, for the next available booking.

 

 

It’s really lovely to buy Local

The Central West of NSW is known as the food bowl of NSW, and this bowl is positively overflowing with an abundance of delicious, local apples, pears and stoned fruit, a huge variety of artisanal produce, and not forgetting a glass or two of boutique, cold climate wine!

Over the last few years, Orange has become one of Australia’s premiere foodie destinations, with many seasonal events and festivals celebrating the local delights, and of course our very own monthly Orange Farmers Market brimming with award winning, artisanal produce too. 

We at Millamolong are proud to support the local businesses, and producers whenever we can.  We have committed to only buying fruit for our Milla Cordials and Milla Bush Tonics from Australian producers. 

But our very own local deli, A Slice of Orange, is making even more noise for the buy local campaign, by introducing into our local Harris Farm Market a huge and diverse range of products from the best local growers and producers around. With a dedicated section in the centre of the store, it is easy to seek out the local gems, and make a choice to support the immediate community.

 

“A Slice of Orange was founded on the basis that eating locally is a logical and necessary part of our daily routine. Buy choosing to support local artisan producers, you can be assured that you are eating food at its most optimal level of freshness and when in season. An intimate knowledge of how your food is grown, and by whom, and the processes it has gone through are essential for the wellbeing of yourself, your family and the world. Shop local! Your body and community will thank you for it."

Lisa Lovick, A Slice Of Orange

 

Buying local comes with so many benefits for you and your community;

  • Support for local economy
  • Support for local growth and agriculture
  • Improved sustainability from reduced transport cost and energy waste
  • Creates more local jobs

Here is a list of some of our favourite local producers that can be found in Orange, or at a gourmet grocer or Farmers Market near you:

Second Mouse Cheese Company – All taste, no traps! Delicious hand-made specialty cheeses including camembert, Double Brie and Quark. They introduce new cheeses regularly and conduct cheese making classes for the aficionado!

Trunkey Creek Bacon – 100% Australian locally grown pork products.  Their deliciously smoked sweet bacon is not to be missed. Be prepared for a pig out!

Carbeen Pastured Produce – a ‘Beyond Organic’ farming practice means the highest quality meat products.

The Agrestic Grocer  A haven for a local foodie frenzy, including their own freshly grown produce.

Hillside Harvest  Local apple and pear grower with enticing farmgate shop stuffed of local produce, including their own famous double yolk eggs.

 

 

Ginger

GingerGinger originated from the jungles of South Asia, and was exported to Europe from India in the 1st Century AD during the spice trade boom, when it was highly sought after for its medicinal qualities. Ginger is packed full of nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, Vitamin B6, Copper, and antioxidants. It is said to prevent cold and flu symptoms, morning sickness and nausea, and improve circulation.

We use only Australian grown ginger in our drinks. Ginger is planted in September in Queensland, where it is humid, and there are rich volcanic soils, providing the perfect conditions to yield a great crop. The Australian ginger is perfect for eating in February and March, and then a further harvest is done in July or August when the ginger is larger, and hotter in taste. This ginger is then processed and used for spices, and also the oil is extracted.

For our Apple, Ginger & Rosella Milla Cordial we have added just a hint of single strength ginger juice, and it appeals to all the family, even the most reluctant ginger fan. By all means add more ginger if you are a ginger nut! This particular flavour is fantastic in the winter, served with hot water in a mug, especially if you are fighting a cold. If you are fighting fit, this flavour is a perfect marriage with Gin, and we have a great recipe here for you to try.  Otherwise simply enjoy this served with sparkling water, chopped up apples, lashings of ice and a few mint leaves for garnish.

 

Milla Bush Tonic is here!

Put some sparkle and fizz in your day with our exciting new additions to our Milla Cordial range. Available in Apple, Ginger & Rosella (No Added Sugar) and Ruby Grapefruit & Lemon Aspen, our ready-made and ready-to-drink Milla Bush Tonics are the perfect match for long, lazy Aussie summer afternoons. Take them along to picnics and bbqs in backyards, gardens, parks and beaches – your friends and family will love you for it.

“Due to popular demand we’ve added a little fizz - and a lot of bush sparkle - to our much loved range of 100% Australian-owned and grown Milla Cordials,” explains Camilla Strang, co-founder of Milla Cordials.

The whole family will clamour for the Apple, Ginger & Rosella (No Added Sugar) Milla Bush Tonic, which contains no added sugar and native Australian ginger. Ginger is rich in magnesium, potassium and vitamin B6, and this was one of the earliest ingredients used by the first European settlers in Australia who recognised its health benefits and amazing flavour. The beautiful and iconic Rosella flower is native to Western Australia, imbuing this tonic with its gorgeous crimson colour and lots of lovely vitamin C. 

Make your heart zing with the zesty Ruby Grapefruit & Lemon Aspen Milla Bush Tonic, ideal as a mixer and buzzing with bush flavor and vitamin C. Lemon Aspen is an Australian native bush food found in tropical North Queensland, with a wonderfully zesty lemon taste. It’s a marriage made in heaven when combined with ruby grapefruit, delectably originally known as the ‘forbidden fruit’.

We hope you enjoy our new Sparkling Bush Tonic as much as we do. Available now at your selected stockists or online at www.millacordial.com.au

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