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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.

Butcher

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 ..read more

Specialties

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 ..read more

Deli

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 ..read more

Produce

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. ..read more

Events

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 ..read more

Specialties

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 – ..read more

Produce

Fresh Picks From The Pumpkin Patch

Did you know pumpkins are a member of the Cucurbita family of squash and cucumbers? The varieties seem to be endless, from “One Too Many” (which looks like a bloodshot eye) to Cinderella (we all know where that name comes from) to White, Ghirardelli, Acorn, Mushroom and Big Mac, to name a few.

Mollie Stone’s carries as many as we can find – up to 10 varieties! Our pumpkins are sourced locally from Pescadero, Suisun Valley and Brentwood; our trucks go ..read more

Housewares, Produce

Look For Organic Apples From Stemilt Growers This Season

As fall gets into full swing, you’ll find as many as 16 different kinds of apples in Mollie Stone’s produce departments.  The majority of our apples will come from Stemilt Growers, which has been owned and operated by the Mathison family for over 100 years.  They are pioneers in organic farming, with orchards in eastern Washington in arid regions such as the Colombia basin and the Upper Wenatchee River Valley.

Whatever type of apple you choose to bring home (don’t miss ..read more

Bakery, Deli, Housewares

Halloween Is Just Around The Corner

Trick or Treat!

Fill up your candy bowl with some fun-size treats (we have everything from traditional favorites like Snickers to Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops) and nutritious goodies like Earthbound Apple Slices in single serve packets, EnviroKids Snack Bars or Annie’s Snack Packs.  Don’t forget the toothpaste!  Try kid-friendly flavors from Tom’s of Maine, Crest and Weleda.