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Wine, Spirits, & Beer

Saké 101

Written By: Mark Thrift, Director of Wine, Spirits and Beer

My first taste of saké was in 1973, I was just starting out in the wine industry with my family’s wholesale distribution company. It was Kiku-Masamune saké and while it was not love at first taste, I did continue to learn more about saké and have been an aficionado for decades.

The origin of saké is unclear, but certainly dates back over 1,200 years in Japan. Saké is made with rice, ..read more

Produce

Mollie’s Must Have Mushrooms

This winter in our produce department we are excited to carry these lesser-known but highly sought after mushroom varieties. The holiday season may be a time for tradition but it’s also a time to explore new flavors! Explore with us the Maitake, Matsutake, Trumpet Mushrooms and Chanterelles.

Maitake

Maitake don’t have a squeaky texture, but a delicate and feathery one and is easy to cook. Only use a brush to clean. With it’s leafy structure just pull the mushroom apart ..read more

Produce

Meet the Cosmic Crisps!

This just in! Cosmic Crisp Apples have just touched down at all Mollie Stone’s Markets!

The Cosmic Crisp® apple varietal is the remarkable result of 20 years of study and research by Washington State University’s world-class tree fruit breeding program. Cosmic Crisp® brand apples are a cross between Enterprise and Honeycrisp.

The large, juicy, red apple has a firm and crisp texture that provides ample sweetness, making it an excellent eating and baking apple. It is naturally slow to ..read more

Halloween

Do you know your pumpkins?

Pumpkins & Gourds:

Decorative and delicious! Our local heirloom pumpkin and gourd varietals are great for both baking and decorating.

They are plentiful and great in countless recipes that bring out their best qualities. Plus, they are available at the perfect time of year for comforting hearty meals that are also healthy.

Mollie’s Pumpkin Carving Tips: Cut the lid from the bottom, not the top. Sprinkle cinnamon inside the lid: When you light the candle it will smell like a fresh pumpkin pie. Get ..read more
Recipes

Clover Grilled Cheese

Nothing says comfort food like a warm grilled cheese sandwich served fresh from the pan and oozing with melty goodness. Kids love ’em. Adults love ’em too. It’s a simple, satisfying fix that’s perfect for a Family Meals Month™ Dinner.

In honor of this Family Meals Month, we are Raising our Mitt to Commit and decided to share our udderly Clo-lossal version of this classic favorite. We started with Clover Sonoma’s new Organic Medium White Cheddar Slices, Clover Sonoma’s ..read more

Craft Beer

Made for Mollie Stone’s: Purity Pils

Introducing… Purity Pils, a Mollie Stone’s and Palo Alto Brewing Company creation!

Mollie Stone’s Markets second collaboration with Palo Alto Brewing Co. are proud to bring you our refreshing golden German-style Pilsner Purity Pils.

Just like the name says, our Pils is made in accordance of “Reinheitsgebot” [Rine Heights Ge-Boat] the German Beer Purity Law.

What is the German Beer Purity Law?

Introduced in 1516 in Bavaria, the decree allows for beer to be made from only hops, barley, water ..read more

Hatch Chiles

Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs

We’re feeling a little devilish this Friday the 13th!

We think it’s the perfect day for some Hatch Chile Deviled Eggs!

Ingredients 12 Fresh Eggs ½ cup Real Mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard 2 Tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons New Mexico Hatch Pepper Powder (chiles dried and ground) Get all these ingredients and more delivered in as little as 1 hour! Directions Place the eggs in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover the eggs by 1-inch. Over ..read more
Mollie Stone's Markets, Recipes

It’s Family Meals Month!

Do you strive to eat more meals together, as a family, but then life gets in the way? Currently, adults say they eat about 59% of their meals together1. Parents, specifically, express wanting to do so more. Among parents who say they miss some dinners during the week, 86% say they are taking steps to eat with their child more1.

Eating together is worth the effort. Family mealtime is associated with several health benefits. In fact, regular family meals ..read more

Back-to-School, Health & Wellness

Milk. The Original Superfood!

With the school year almost in full swing quick healthy ways to start the day are on everyone’s mind! This Back-to-school season look to a tall glass of Clover Sonoma’s Organic Milk!

Why it’s more than just milk:

Milk naturally contains three macronutrients – Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat – and many other essential nutrients that are important for kids, adults, and pregnant or nursing women: Magnesium, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, and Potassium. Calcium and Vitamin D are naturally occurring ..read more

Recipes

California Avocado Roasted Potato Salad

Everyone knows a perfect Labor Day Picnic is not complete until the potato salad arrives!

This year try a twist on a classic with a California Avocado Roasted Potato Salad.

Red potatoes, chiles and onion roast together in the oven to bring out a caramelized flavor that combines beautifully with Fresh California Avocados to make a delicious vegan potato salad.

INGREDIENTS 2 lbs. small red potatoes, cleaned 1 yellow onion, peeled and cut in wedges 2 large jalapeño peppers, cleaned and left whole Mollie’s ..read more