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Floral

The meaning behind a rose’s color

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is the most romantic day on the calendar in the United States and is celebrated throughout the world. It is known as a lovers’ holiday. Whatever you choose to call it, one thing is certain: love is in the air.

In today’s society, love is expressed in many different ways. These include the giving of a love note called a valentine to that special someone or a more elegant gift such as roses or chocolates. 189 million ..read more

Seafood

How to cook a live lobster

The elegance of a lobster dinner is perfect for special occasions, from Valentine’s Day to anniversaries to birthdays. However, we’re going to let you in on a secret. Lobster is incredibly easy to prepare – simple enough even for a quick weeknight dinner.

There are two foolproof ways to cook a live lobster: steaming and boiling. In both cases, you must plunge the lobster, head first, into boiling water as a humane way to kill it instantly. Lobsters will turn their ..read more

Events, Personal Care

American Heart Month: Eating for your heart’s content

February is American Heart Month, and a perfect time to focus on your heart as you celebrate Valentine’s Day. What better way than to take time to make sure what you place in your shopping cart is heart-healthy.

The good news is that the vast majority of heart diseases can be prevented with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Foods that are proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease include fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seafood and whole grains. Foods ..read more

Butcher

Recipe: Laz’s Knock-Your-Socks-Off BBQ Tri-Tip

This is truly football food to feed the masses! Laz, our grocery buyer, is a great cook so we asked him what he is planning to make for Super Bowl Sunday. He said he would give us a tri-tip recipe that would “knock our socks off” and it certainly did. Marinated overnight in a savory-sweet concoction, this tri-tip is quick to cook on the grill. Our favorite way to enjoy it is thinly sliced on a sandwich made with a ..read more

Specialties

12 ways to use Mike & Dave’s Wing Sauce

Everyone loves a good plate of buffalo wings, but does that flavor translate to other recipes? YES! We’ve come up with 12 quick & easy ways to enjoy Mike & Dave’s Wing Sauce (a delicious all-natural sauce named after our co-founders). From appetizers to main courses to vegetarian options, we think they’re all delicious!

1. MIKE & DAVE’S SPICY POTATOES – Try this new recipe from our deli. Cut 2.5 lbs russet potatoes into wedges, then toss with 1/2 bottle Mike ..read more

Specialties

Sparklers for Valentine’s Day

Independence Day is not the only time of year for fireworks. Here are two sparkling wines that are sure to make your Valentine’s Day twinkle!

Louis Bouillot Brut Rose has long been one of our favorite sparkling wines. Louis Bouillot was founded in 1877 in a little village nestled in the heart of the Cote d’Or (Hill of Gold) in Burgundy, France. This Perle d’Aurose (Pearl of the Dawn) is made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Gamay grapes. The result ..read more

Deli

Recipe: Kale, Pine Nut & Golden Raisin Salad

Our deli’s Kale, Pine Nut & Golden Raisin Salad is a long-time staff favorite at Mollie Stone’s, so we were very excited when our chefs shared the recipe.

The dressing has only two ingredients – simply olive oil and lemon juice. Nonetheless, it’s the perfect way to bring together flavors of hearty veggies, sweet golden raisins and toasted pine nuts. Since the kale is raw, it’s more resistant to wilting. This means you can make enough for a few lunches during ..read more

Produce

Meet the Piñata apple

Mollie Stone’s has a new crop: Piñata apples! The Piñata is crisp and juicy, exemplifying the classic apple flavor that you love with a unique tropical finish. The bicolor Piñata was bred in Germany during the 1970s-80s using heirloom parentage to create its distinctive flavor – it’s a cross between Russia’s Duchess of Oldenburg, England’s Cox’s Orange Pippin and America’s Golden Delicious varieties.

The Piñata first arrived in the US in 2004, and is now grown exclusively in eastern Washington by ..read more