Back to School Essentials for Packing Lunches

Summer is winding down and the kids are headed back to school. Make sure you’re sending your kids back to school packed with healthy lunches and snacks. We’ve got a few items in stock that’ll help make that happen:

1. PackIt Freezable Lunch Bags

You’ll never need ice packs for lunch bags again. These PackIt lunch bags have built-in freezable gel. Put the entire bag in your freezer overnight. By morning the bag will be ready to chill like a fridge and keeps healthy food fresh for hours. Keep your kids and their lunches cool with these cute PackIt bag.

2. Klean Kanteen’s Insulated Kid Classic 12oz Bottle

The perfect bottle to help you keep a variety of hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold efficiently and safe (for you and your planet). If you’ve been eyeing these popular Klean Kanteen bottles but haven’t made the leap yet, it’s time. The double-wall vacuum-insulated construction keeps beverages hot for 12 hours and iced for 40 hours! What are you waiting for? Continue reading

Hatch Chile Guacamole Eggs Benedict

Ingredients:
Makes 4 servings

(Melissa’s Guacamole)
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced
1 lime, juiced
1 Roma Tomato, ends trimmed: diced
1 clove peeled garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 teaspoon Melissa’s Hot Hatch Chile Powder
As needed salt and pepper

(California Avocado Commission Eggs Benedict)
2 teaspoon vinegar
8 large eggs
8 whole wheat English muffins, split
1 cup crumbled queso fresco
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New Local Products Worth a Try

Winner of a gold medal at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, this healthy granola was created by 3 friends and is produced in Sebastopol, CA.  It is wheat free, dairy free, and salt free, all natural and delicious.

Made from her grandmother’s recipe, San Rafael resident Kara Romanik has made some amazing pies.  Available as a whole pie or “pocket size”, they are free of preservatives.  Therefore, the pies are sold frozen and are delicious hot out of the oven.  Flavors of fresh strawberry, apple and pumpkin will be a treat.  I tried the pocket pie and it was tasty and not too sweet as some pies can be. Continue reading

Win a Buster Posey Jersey from BODYARMOR Sports Drinks

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Summer is in full swing, the kids are out of school and the weather is heating up – and that means it’s time to think about hydration for your young athletes! BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink with potassium-packed electrolytes, coconut water and vitamins with natural flavors and sweeteners.

BODYARMOR is the drink of choice for many of the top professional athletes in the country as well, including Buster Posey – so give BODYARMOR sports drink a try this summer!  Text “Buster” to 63566 to enter for a chance to win a signed Buster Posey Jersey, compliments of your friends at BODYARMOR. (Sweepstakes ends on July 10, 2016 at 9:59 PM Pacific Time)

BODYARMOR comes in 8-great tasting flavors now available at Mollie Stones.

Enjoy!

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Why is Using Bones in Your Soup Important?

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When we were kids and my grandmother was making soup, she would take meat or chicken bones and boil them for hours with favorite vegetables.  The house smelled great on those Friday afternoons when Grandma was brewing her chicken soup for our Friday night dinners with family.  No one even thought of getting a box of manufactured broth from the store, well, couldn’t, in fact.

Whenever someone was sick in our family, chicken soup was the cure.  Tradition tells us that bone broth is nourishing.  According to Sally Fallon Morell, the author of “Nourishing Broth”, broth can give our bones strength and flexibility, our joints cushion and resilience, and our skin a more youthful appearance.  But there has been stories of better health as well. Continue reading

Candied Bacon

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Surprise Dad with some homemade Bacon Candy for Father’s Day! We’ve been seeing Candied Bacon literally everywhere! It’s all the rage! One of our employees stumbled across this Bourbon Candied Bacon recipe by The Proof that she really likes and just had to share with the rest of the world. It seriously looks AMAZING. You can serve it at brunch with some waffle and eggs, or if you’re feeling like living dangerously, we’d even eat it on it’s own. Continue reading

Introducing Man Cave Meats

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Man Cave Craft Meats
started in the Minneapolis Farmers Market peddling a few styles of brats and burgers. Inspired by craft beer, they became the pioneers for the craft meat movement. They tested hundreds of recipes to find the perfect combination of unique flavors in the products you can find in our stores today.

More of a Double IPA than light brown water, Man Cave Craft Meats has become the “craft beer of the meat department.” A heavy emphasis is placed upon constant improvement and quality. Every recipe is repeatedly taste tested and consumed by every single employee from the CEO to the temporary interns. After production, each batch is checked in depth for quality and awesomeness.

Two summers ago a local Minneapolis grocery chain inquired about availability in retail stores. This retailer had heard about this craft meat booth that had become a staple of the market and decided to bring Man Cave Craft Meats into their stores. Today Man Cave has entered almost 3,000 stores nationwide including Mollie Stone’s Markets!

Even with all their success, they remain humble and still have the 10’x10′ tent at the Farmers Market. Keep your beginning close to heart, do what you love, love what you do—”In Meat We Trust.”

Find Man Cave Craft Meats at your local Mollie Stone’s today!

Enjoy.

Indulge Local: Columbus Foods

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“Columbus Foods is proud to say that we have been a part of Mollie Stones since the day they opened 30 years ago.  As a local company it is especially meaningful when a company such as theirs that prides itself on “the best of the best” continues to support the Columbus Brand as a part of their product offerings.

Thank you Mollie Stones and continued success for many years to come.”

-Jim Bauman, Business Director

Columbus has been committed to crafting great-tasting salami and deli meats for almost 100 years. They take no short cuts in sourcing premium cuts of pork and beef and using the best ingredients. Ask us about our selection of Columbus craft meats today!

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Mollie’s Traveling Chefs, A Pop-Up Kitchen

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Mollie Stone’s will be hosting our very first series of pop-up lunches around the Bay Area at our different locations. Find Mollie’s Traveling Chefs at their pop-up tents outdoors firing up the grill this summer! See the current schedule above. We’ll be serving up delicious grilled sandwiches like Pesto Portobello Mushroom, Smokey BBQ Aioli Chicken Breast, Roasted Red Pepper Honey Aioli Tri-Tip and more. If you’re not a fan of sandwiches, we’ll also be offering these gourmet proteins as plates.

See you soon!

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Petaluma Poultry Chicken Breast with a Smokey BBQ Aioli

 

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Atlantic Salmon Plate

American Craft Beer Week Picks

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American Craft Beer Week runs from May 16th-22nd. It’s a wonderful time to stock up on these local West Coast craft brews, get together with friends and taste the greatness. Here are our picks to commemorate American Craft Beer Week:

Pine St. Brewery Brain Drops India Pale Kölsch

Right out of your backyard from Pine Street in San Francisco, this 6% ABV limited release hails a refreshing mix of an India Pail Ale and Kolsch. Combining the yeast and malts from a Kolsch and the hops from an IPA, Braindrops will leave you smiling!

Headlands Pt. Bonita Lager

A Bohemian Pilsner that’s nice and spicy from the rye, and has just enough noble hop character and body from the rustic grains. It’s light, crisp, refreshing and it’s named after the Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Headlands (5.3% ABV).

Marin Brewing Mt Tam Pale Ale

From Larkspur, California, the Mt. Tam Pale Ale is Marin Brewing Company’s best-selling flagship brew! It has a bright golden color, a medium body and a smooth taste (5.5% ABV).

Modern Times Blazing World

From sunny San Diego, California, this luxuriously hoppy amber loaded up with some of the fruitiest, dankest hops sweet, sweet money can buy. A pleasingly dry, sporting a lightly bready malt backbone that serves as platform for the huge & complex hop profile (6.6% ABV).

Track Seven Slow Roll Session IPA

From the capital of our Golden State, Sacramento, this brew is a light gold color with a rock white head (4.9 % ABV). It’s hop profile features tropical and pine elements while the nose is tropical. There’s also a light addition of crystal malt.

Sufferfest Epic Pils

Another one from our amazing city of San Francisco, this brew is big, bright and especially satisfying on a hot day (5.1% ABV). With full-bodied earth tones and a hint of spice, the Epic’s Saaz hops brings a zesty start, followed by a rich grain flavor to finish like a winner. Epic, indeed!

Enjoy!

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