Lemon Myrtle

Lemon MyrtleWant to know a little more about Lemon Myrtle? It grows in Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland in warmer climes, and recently we visited a lemon myrtle grower a couple of hours North of Newcastle. We could smell the delicious lemon aroma all around as it was being picked and dried that day. Native to Australia, Lemon Myrtle is known as the Queen of lemon herbs, and is said to cheer and uplift the soul. The beautiful aroma that wafts all around us in the production shed, when we are making this flavour, certainly does put a smile on our dial, so may be it is true! The latin name, Backhousia Citriodora, comes from James Backhouse, an early Quaker missionary, who visited Australia in 1832-8, and was a keen botany collector. Lemon Myrtle has the most amazing creamy lemon aroma and sweet citral taste that blends perfectly with our lemon juice and Kakadu Plum, to make one of our most popular flavours. Cheers Myrtle!


2015 delicious. Produce Awards

The 2015 delicious. Produce Awards were hosted by Bennelong Restaurant at the Sydney Opera House on July 27th.  It was an absolute bonza of a night, and a real honour to meet so many hard working producers and chefs from all around Australia.

Peter Gilmore, the newly anointed chef at Bennelong, showcased the best produce from around the country, and spoilt us with the most mouth watering canapés.  The booming Matt Preston presided over the running of the night along with editor in chief, Kerrie McCallum, from delicious. magazine. Everywhere we looked, it was wall to wall chefs, judges and producers engrossed in foodie banter, and waiting with baited breath for the overall winners to be announced.  

The Producer of the Year – Pyengana Dairy Company, Tasty Cheddar (12+ months)
Outstanding Farmers Market – SAGE Farmers Market Moruya, NSW
Best New Product – The Fermentary, Milk Kefir, VIC

And finally to our category;
From the Earth (Artisan) – Mmmmm…… No! Sadly not us, but Wellington Apiary, Prickly Box honey, Tasmania.  Can’t wait to taste. Congrats to them.

Camilla Strang and Mel Ashton

And this year, to celebrate the magazine’s 10th birthday, we left with a beautiful gift box full of goodies, including our very own Milla Cordial of course!

Glad rags in the wash, we are back to the work boots, and rolling up our sleeves to make a huge batch of cordial this week!


Channel 7 to televise Millamolong Polo Carnival in March With Channel 7's Sunrise program broadcasting from the event, this year's Millamolong Polo Carnival looks like being one of the most exciting yet.

The tournament, officially named the 2014 John Davis Volvo Polo Carnival, will be staged at the Millamolong course over the weekend of Saturday- Sunday March 15 and 16. Organisers say it'll showcase "some of the best high goal players on the polo circuit. "With the feel of picnic races, the carnival offers a rare opportunity to experience the fastest and most aggressive polo available in Australia."

As always the tournament will raise money for the Millamolong Charity Fund which in turn supports "a range of charities including CARE Australia and Riding For the Disabled in Orange" which, according to organiser Mel Roach, have benefitted to the tune of $290,000 so far. The event has also supported The Starlight Children's Foundation.

While the polo itself performing furiously over both days, with the finals on Sunday, there'll be a polo party with live music on Saturday night and a series of family events, including a divot stomp, "Car Versus Horse" race, "Phys -X's Bicycle Polo, pony rides, a sports and vintage car rally and Lolly Drop,
and helicopters too.

Visitors can also "Rent a Tent" for $230 a day, giving them a "close and personal" experience in comfort of the games, or, for $110 get even more comfortable in the Volvo VIP Lounge. There are also Giant and Family Giant Sofas for rent at $500 and $850.

If you don't already know, Millamolong Station started in 1836 and was a working station until 1930 when "the Ashton family took control after enjoying unexpected success with their polo in Britain and the USA."

Today, Millamolong is "a cornerstone of Australian polo," as you'll see at this classic event a fortnight from now.
By Derek Maitland

Milla Cordial Ruby Grapefruit & Lemon Aspen flavour is voted a finalist at the prestigious 2015 delicious. Produce Awards

We are delighted that our new Ruby Grapefruit & Lemon Aspen Milla Cordial is already receiving an award. As a small artisanal producer it’s an absolute honour to be voted a finalist at the 2015 prestigious delicious. Produce Awards.

Celebrating its’ tenth year, the Produce Awards acknowledge Australian primary, and artisan producers who are committed to quality, sustainability and innovation – as well as the providores, restaurants and farmers’ markets that support them. The judges select finalists from close to three thousand worthy entries.

Milla Cordial is committed to using only 100% Australian fruit and bush ingredients, and we still handmake the cordial in Orange, with very basic machinery, in order to maintain that homemade taste and ensure that our cordials are the best quality. We don’t add preservatives or colouring or fake flavourings.

In this award winning flavour, our bush ingredient is the wonderfully tart lemon aspen (pictured here) and it combines beautifully with the tangy ruby grapefruit juice. The lemon aspen has very high antioxidant properties and exudes an incredible tropical citrus aroma. This is a great mixer for a cocktail too. See our cocktail recipe suggestion here to get the party going!

The full list of finalists appears in the June Issue of delicious. Magazine, out now. This winning flavour is a true taste of the Aussie bush.

Millamolong Carnival nominated as Hector King Qualifying Event - March 15-16

Millamolong Polo Club has been nominated as one of only four clubs where you can qualify for the historic Hector King Trophy 2014. Finals get played at Sydney Polo Club on 6th April 2014, but first teams have to battle it out in the qualifiers to have a hope of holding this silver trophy.

Jim Ashton, owner of Millamolong from 1930 to 1980 introduced Hector King himself to polo in the 1920's, at his family's property 'Markdale' near Crookwell. For more information about this polo player and how he is linked to the Ashton Polo History and Millamolong, click here. Millamolong Polo Club players and members are delighted at this news and are looking forward to welcoming teams from around NSW and Australia who are keen to qualify for this prestigious trophy.

Teams who wish to nominate please contact Alec Thompson on 6337 7205 or the Club office on 0467 676 562. Download nomination form >

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