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Fancy a bit of Hows yer father?

Fancy a bit of Hows yer father?

You may recognise the owner of the Saddleworth Cheese Company as the guy who played Martin Platt in Coronation Street, but Sean Wilson is now a well know name in the cheese world and an award winning producer of artisan cheese. The names of the cheeses, which are all hand-made in Saddleworth, Lancashire, using only...
Fancy a bit of Hows yer father?

Ecover Refills – Saving the Planet & Money!

Ecover Refills – Saving the Planet & Money!

Saving the planet can often be thought as expensive, boring and a selfless act. Fortunately Ecover have a different approach to environmental friendly shopping with their ingenious Ecover Refills. The concept is incredibly straight forward – instead of throwing away your plastic washing up bottle (which then takes hundreds of years to degrade) bring it...
Ecover Refills – Saving the Planet & Money!

As Featured in Leeds Shopping Guide

As Featured in Leeds Shopping Guide

We’ve been featured in the Leeds Shopping Guide Autumn/Winter 2009 magazine, a free magazine available to pick up at various locations throughout the city. In a section dedicated to the local, independent stores, Geoff answered a few questions in an interview with them: Why Leeds? We felt the city would benefit from a shop much...
As Featured in Leeds Shopping Guide

Home-made Venison Pie & Organic Veg

Home-made Venison Pie & Organic Veg

I was going to cook tonight (honest!), but then I saw our deli chef had cooked venison pie for ‘Meal of the Day’ and it looked just too good not to try! So I grabbed a couple of slices and some veg and brought it home. I know this may sound bias, but this really...
Home-made Venison Pie & Organic Veg

Baking Treats

Baking Treats

I’ve been busy in the kitchen today baking lots of yummy treats for the people of Leeds! (left to right) All-Bran Loaf, Banana Cake, Chocolate Chip Flapjacks, Chocolate Brownies, Fruit Cake and Cherry Bakewell Cake. Also at the back are our whole Large Christmas Cakes (3kg), Small Christmas Cakes and Banana Cake. Call in for...
Baking Treats

Free Sci-MX Samples, Training and Nutritional Advice

Free Sci-MX Samples, Training and Nutritional Advice

Mark Long will be in store a Millies on Saturday 31st October 2009, 12:00pm – 4:00pm to help you with any question you have with training and nutritional advice. Mark  has 7 years experience in helping people to reach their goals as a fully qualified YMCA AFI Level 3 Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist. He...
Free Sci-MX Samples, Training and Nutritional Advice

COOK Belgian Chocolate Pudding

COOK Belgian Chocolate Pudding

This is easily our favourite pudding. A “rich chocolate sponge topped with morish belgian chocolate sauce”. All I can say is it’s yummy, I love it!! Served with Provamel Soya Custard Vanilla. All available in store at Millies.

The Joys of Having a Chef!

The Joys of Having a Chef!

Lets say – hypothetically speaking of course – you have a late night out on the town with the girls and you then have to work 8am – 6pm the next day. The last thing you want to do when you get home is cook. Queue our deli chef Andy and his fantastic vegetable lasagne!...
The Joys of Having a Chef!

Burt’s Bees – Natural Personal Care Products

Burt’s Bees – Natural Personal Care Products

Burt’s Bees is the latest natural personal care range at Millies. These truly natural products are wonderfully effective at cleansing and moisturizing your skin and hair, and minimize the environment impact. The products are carefully crafted from time-tested, proven recipes using ingredients that are the best nature has to offer: beeswax, botanical and essential oils,...
Burt’s Bees – Natural Personal Care Products

Leeds Guide Retail Therapy Awards 2009

Leeds Guide Retail Therapy Awards 2009

We’re delighted to be short-listed for the Leeds Guide Retail Therapy Awards 2009 in the Health and Wellbeing category. This category “aims to honour those who make us feel beautiful from the inside out”. Well, we would like to think that’s us! As an independent organic, local Yorkshire produce and health food store we believe...
Leeds Guide Retail Therapy Awards 2009

Professional Make-up Artist from Elysambre

Professional Make-up Artist from Elysambre

On Saturday 19th September a professional make-up artist from Elysambre will be in store at Millies to offer FREE makeovers and advice on the Elysambre range. This is a great opportunity for you to find the colours that suit your skin tone and the correct products for your skin type. Also if you are sensitive...
Professional Make-up Artist from Elysambre

Duck Eggs from Church View Farm – Wakefield

Duck Eggs from Church View Farm – Wakefield

We have a fantastic new local supplier of duck, quail and hen eggs. So on a lazy Sunday morning I thought I’d try Church View Farm’s duck eggs for breakfast, as I had been promised they were a far better choice for brekkie. Some toasted fresh bread from Howards Bakery of Harrogate. Fortunately I wasn’t...
Duck Eggs from Church View Farm – Wakefield

New Espressivo Coffee Machine from Peter Maturi

New Espressivo Coffee Machine from Peter Maturi

There’s no better way to start your weekend than with a good, decent, strong coffee! So we’ve just been to Peter Maturi and bought a Dualit Espressivo Coffee Machine for our new apartment. To test it out we grabbed some Taylors of Harrogate Kenya AA Gold coffee beans which is one of the beans we...
New Espressivo Coffee Machine from Peter Maturi

Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub

I’ve been dying to test this one out and I’ve not been disappointed. It smells exactly like chocolate and feels fantastic! “Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub sweetens your day as a gentle body exfollator that polishes skin’s surface, removing cellular debris. The richly scented formula contains the exclusive Giovanni PureOrganic Technology™ blend, an advanced essential...
Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Bike Ride & Picnic

Bike Ride & Picnic

On a rare day where we were both off, we decided to test the new bike and go for a little bike ride. We ended up doing about 10.5 miles. We started off along the canal, heading west out of the city, but when we got to the Thwaite Mills Industrial Museum – the canal...
Bike Ride & Picnic

Detox Diet at Home – Day 6

Detox Diet at Home – Day 6

Today’s highlight was easily the Apple and Blueberry Crumble we made. In fact, I’d go on record and say it’s one of the best crumbles I’ve ever had (although it would have been better with some custard!). The pud was made with: Organic cooking apples Blueberries Clear honey – Rowse Blossom Honey Crushed flaked almonds...
Detox Diet at Home – Day 6

Detox Diet at Home – Day 4

Detox Diet at Home – Day 4

Well it’s Friday night – so we’re having a curry! Don’t worry, we’ve not strayed from the detox, it’s organic vegetable and lentil curry of course! Including: Organic onion Organic tomato Organic garlic clove Organic portobello mushrooms Organic courgette Red Lentils (great for protein, fibre and iron) Mixed with cumin, coriander, turmeric and chilli powder:...
Detox Diet at Home – Day 4

Detox Diet at Home – Day 2

Detox Diet at Home – Day 2

Tonight would have been Vegetable Kebabs – but we couldn’t find the skewers, so just roasted veg! Organic red onion Organic green and red peppers Organic garlic clove Organic portobello mushrooms Organic aubergine Organic courgette Mixed herbs Served with cooked quinoa and cashew nuts: Breakfast was the same as yesterday – Organic Carrot and Apple...
Detox Diet at Home – Day 2

Detox Diet at Home – Day 1

Detox Diet at Home – Day 1

Our main meal as part of the detox diet was Red Kidney Bean Hotpot. 1 organic onion 1 organic garlic clove, chopped 1 organic red pepper 125g organic mushrooms, chopped 400g can Suma organic tomatoes 2 x 400g cans Suma red kidney beans Mixed herbs 250ml organic vegetable stock No chocolate pudding afterwards unfortunately, but...
Detox Diet at Home – Day 1