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Edible homemade gift ideas

Edible homemade gifts are a “tasteful” idea for friends and family. We’ve put together some great recipes for cookies and drink mixes that can be gifted in a jar. Who can resist the gift of homemade goodies that can be enjoyed any time of the year?

Simply layer the dry ingredients for each mix into a clean glass jar, tie with a festive ribbon or bow, and include a personalized card with instructions for baking. All the recipient has to do more


Cans for Fans: Help end hunger this holiday season

In an effort to end hunger this holiday season, Mollie Stone’s will donate a can to the San Francisco & Marin Food Banks on behalf of each new Mollie Stone’s Facebook fan from December 2 – 23, 2011. Help us collect cans by sharing Cans for Fans with your Facebook friends!

All of us at Mollie Stone’s Markets are excited about Cans for Fans, our virtual can drive on Facebook. Keep reading to learn more about why this important issue is more

Gluten Free, Specialties

Recipe: Vegan Gravy

Yes, vegan gravy exists (and happens to be gluten-free, too)! This recipe is thickened with chia seeds, and builds savory flavor with nutritional yeast and miso. Try adding your favorite spices to complement your meal.

Watch the video below to pick up cooking tips and keep reading for the recipe.

Gluten Free, Specialties

Recipe: Against The Grain Gourmet Gluten-Free Dressing

Savor traditional flavors sans gluten! If you’re planning a gluten-free Thanksgiving meal this year, try this recipe for Gluten-Free Dressing from Against the Grain Gourmet.

The recipe is based on the amount of stuffing required for a 12-14 lb turkey and can be easily doubled or tripled for larger birds. Alternatively, bake the dressing separately in a greased pan.


Turducken 101

Turduckens are a great alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions to help you decide whether a Turducken is right for your holiday meal.

What is a Turducken?

Mollie Stone’s whole Turduckens consist of a semi-boneless turkey (wing and drumstick bones only) stuffed with a boneless duck, boneless chicken, cornbread dressing and Cajun-style pork sausage. (Expect a medium spice level that’s mild enough for all palates.) Whole Turduckens average 14 lbs and will feed 20-25 more


November 17, 2011 is Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Beaujolais Nouveau is a young red wine made from Gamay grapes grown in France’s Beaujolais region. The wine is bottled just 6 to 8 weeks after the grapes are harvested; the 2011 Georges Duboeuf harvest, for example, began on August 22 and concluded by September 15. Unlike most red wines that improve with age, Beaujolais Nouveau is all about freshness. Because it is fermented with carbonic maceration, it lacks the structure to age well and should be consumed within a more


Recipe: Buttermilk Thyme Roasted Root Vegetables

Mollie Stone’s deli recently introduced Buttermilk Thyme Roasted Root Vegetables and it has quickly become one of our most popular dishes. It is perfect alongside a fall meal and a great candidate for a Thanksgiving side dish.

One thing we love about this recipe is its flexibility. Double it to feed a crowd. Don’t like, say, parsnips? Simply omit them and increase the amount of sweet potatoes if those are your favorite. We also leave the vegetables unpeeled, which adds a more


Citriburst Finger Limes Are “Citrus Caviar”

What is a finger lime?

Finger limes are a micro citrus discovered in the Australian bush by the aborigines and domesticated about 30 years ago. The first tree came to California as a donation to UC Riverside, and the trees were released to California nurseries about eight years ago. Mollie Stone’s finger limes come from Shanley Farms, which has nurseries in Morro Bay and Visalia, California.

Available August/September through January, finger limes are not techincally part of the lemon or lime family. more


An Evening With Nick Stellino

On a perfect October evening, 50 lucky sweepstakes-winning Mollie Stone’s customers were whisked away to Artesa Vineyards & Winery for an Evening with Nick Stellino put together by DaVinci Pasta.

Italian-born Nick Stellino left his career as a stockbroker to pursue a culinary career. He found success as a television chef and has published a number of cookbooks full of delicious Italian recipes since the 1990s.

Mollie Stone’s customers were greeted with a glass of Artesa Chardonnay and given some time to more


The Newest Reusable Bag In Our Collection

We commissioned an artist to design this new shopping bag for us, and are excited to announce it’s now available at a Mollie Stone’s near you! It features a sketch of San Francisco with key landmarks. (Including Mollie Stone’s Grand Central, Tower and Castro stores!) We think it’s nice enough to tote around town, whether you’re grocery shopping, taking your lunch to work, picnicking or simply running errands.

It’s also a great souvenir or gift for visiting friends and family – more