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Cheese, Gluten Free

KIND bars & cheese for a simple yet elegant appetizer

As you savor the last few moments of 2011 and ring in the New Year, impress your guests with an appetizer of KIND bars and cheese.

KIND bars are all-natural fruit and nut bars that make a great snack on their own. For a seriously scrumptious appetizer in a matter of minutes, simply cut each KIND bar into 6 to 8 pieces (bite-size) and top with a piece of your favorite cheese. We love the resulting combination of a sweet nutty more

Events, Health & Vitamins

Heart Watch IV Comes to Mollie Stone’s

Awareness of one’s own health is important. Eating healthy and exercising enough are not enough! Steps must be taken to make sure the body is in proper working order. Just as one would take their car to the mechanic when it “just doesn’t sound right” or “doesn’t drive right,” one must also “listen” to the body’s signals of possible problems. Health Screening by Heart Watch IV is an excellent beginning, and will be at Mollie Stone’s in January. Keep reading more


What’s the difference between Prosecco, Cava, California Sparklers and Champagne?

From our Sommelier, Ken Schroeder

There is no more celebratory holiday aperitif than a sparkling wine. The most popular ones are Prosecco, Cava, California Sparklers and Champagne. All of these wines are typically high in acid and lower in alcohol making them a perfect match for a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres and foods. Keep reading to learn about the differences between Prosecco, Cava, California Sparklers and Champagne.


Picking the right wine for your holiday dinner

From our Sommelier, Ken Schroeder

Successful wine selections for holiday meals are strongly influenced by what’s being served, how it’s prepared and your palate. There is no one classic meal served for the holiday feast but here are some common pairings. They range from celebratory sparklers and aromatic whites to powerful reds.

Read more to learn what we recommend with poultry, ham and beef meals.


Kurobuta Pork is the “Kobe beef of the pork world”

Berkshire, also known as Kurobuta, is prized as the best pork available worldwide. Due to heavily marbled fat, it is richer in flavor and more darkly colored than conventional white pork. It also retains moisture better, guaranteeing juicy, succulent, tender meat. In fact, the National Pork Producers Council held a taste test with 25 quality traits and Kurobuta ranked #1 for 19 of the traits.

We are offering Kurobuta hams from Snake River Farms this year for the holidays. Keep reading more


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.