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The First of Many Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Mollie Stone’s

Mollie Stone’s is the first California-based grocery store to offer ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charging Stations!

We are excited to make the electric vehicle charging stations available to our Sausalito customers beginning on February 7, 2013 and will soon install stations at our Burlingame and Palo Alto locations. Customers are offered one hour of free charging while they are shopping at Mollie Stone’s.

Mollie Stone’s has partnered with the ChargePoint network of charging stations and smart phone applications. These free mobile apps provide an easy way to locate stations, get directions, and start or stop a charging session remotely.

Heart Watch IV Comes to Mollie Stone’s

Awareness of one’s own health is important. Eating healthy and exercising 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,” one must also “listen” to the body’s signals of possible problems.

Health Screening by Heart Watch IV is an excellent beginning. Heart Watch IV is a fully insured State & Federal CLIA-Certified laboratory (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), which specializes in public health and corporate health screenings. Based in San Luis Obispo, California, since 1989, Heart Watch IV provides safe, accurate and low-cost screening services throughout California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Texas.

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2nd Annual 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 our local food banks on behalf of our Facebook followers from December 4, 2012 through January 4, 2013. Help us feed those in need by Liking our Facebook Page, selecting your preferred food bank (San Francisco & Marin Food Banks or Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties), and Sharing Cans for Fans with your Facebook friends to help us make a bigger impact. It only takes a minute to make a difference!

All of us at Mollie Stone’s Markets are excited about our 2nd Annual Cans for Fans, a virtual can drive on our Facebook Page. Keep reading to learn more about why this important issue is worthy of your support, and how Cans for Fans works. Then, click here to go to Cans for Fans on Facebook. Continue reading

Paint the Castro Red on December 1, 2012

Mollie Stone’s is proud to sponsor Paint the Castro Red together with the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation’s Help Is On The Way For The Holidays XI.

Taking place on World AIDS Day – Saturday, December 1, 2012 – Paint the Castro Red commemorates the many San Franciscans who have been lost to AIDS and inspire our community into action by raising funds for HIV/AIDS service providers and offering free HIV testing.

Mollie Stone’s Castro, along with other upper Market and Castro Street businesses, will be donating a portion of proceeds from the day’s sales to this cause. When you shop at Mollie Stone’s Castro on December 1, 2012, 10% of your total purchase will be donated to local HIV/AIDS service providers, including the AIDS Emergency Fund, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Maitri, National AIDS Memorial Grove, Positive Resource Center, Project Inform, Project Open Hand, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Shanti and Visual Aid.

Keep reading for the Paint the Castro Red schedule of events! Continue reading

Mollie Stone’s Anniversary Bourbon Whiskey

Now available in a very limited quantity: Evan Williams Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey hand-selected by the Mollie Stone’s team to celebrate our 26th Anniversary!

To select this special Bourbon, our tasting panel tasted six different barrel samples furnished to us by Evan Williams Distillery. After a lot of passionate discussion, we chose on the first ballot, Barrel #4472692 from Warehouse “P” housed on the 7th floor (vintage 2002). The folks at the distillery pulled this exact barrel, bottled it, and hand-labeled each bottle to honor our Anniversary.

The color of this Bourbon is delicate amber gold. The nose is reminiscent of dark caramel, sweet oak and charred wood. The taste is lush and spicy – with honey, apple and orange notes – and the finish is long and relaxing.

Please join us in our Anniversary celebration with a tumbler of this special Bourbon while it lasts!

Happy 100th Birthday to Julia Child!

Chef, author and television icon Julia Child would have had her 100th birthday this month. She was born on August 15, 1912 in Pasadena, California and had a reputation from the beginning as a lively prankster with an adventurous personality.

In 1948, Julia moved to Paris, France with her husband Paul Child. She quickly developed a passion for French cuisine and attended the Cordon Bleu cooking school. She used her training to adapt sophisticated French recipes for Americans in a two-volume cookbook called Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The 734 page, 3 pounds heavy cookbook was a bestseller for five years after it was published.

To promote her cookbook, Julia prepared one of her recipes for an omelet on public television and was an instant hit. This led to the debut of her first TV show, The French Chef, in 1962. She filmed each episode as if it were live, maintaining a low budget without retakes and adding comedic effects with her mistakes.

She stayed in the spotlight well into her old age, passing away just before her 92nd birthday in 2004. Click here for 10 little-known facts about her life. (For example, 573 pounds of butter were used during her show Baking with Julia!)

We all have a favorite Julia Child recipe – what’s yours? To celebrate Julia’s life and all-around culinary awesome-ness, we have gathered some classic Julia Child recipes from around the web. Keep reading for the links! Continue reading

September 27, 2012: David Wolfe Book Signing

David Wolfe and Sacred Chocolate is coming back to two Mollie Stone’s stores on Thursday, September 27, 2012. You can get up close and personal with David during this free book signing event while munching on his line of delicious raw chocolate, Sacred Chocolate.

This is the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping early – buy one or two of David’s books, have him sign it for a friend or family member, and wrap up the personalized book with some Sacred Chocolate. What a great, special and healthy gift for those you love!

Mark your calendar with the times and locations:

11am – 1pm on Thursday, September 27, 2012
Mollie Stone’s Palo Alto
164 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

3pm – 5pm on Thursday, September 27, 2012
Mollie Stone’s Burlingame
1477 Chapin Avenue, Burlingame, CA

Learn more about David and Sacred Chocolate here. We hope to see you on September 27!

August 10 & 11, 2012: Cookbook Signing & Pop-Up Scoop Shop with Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

“Pop in” Mollie Stone’s for a “Pop-Up” Scoop Shop & Cookbook Signing with Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams!

Jeni is visiting two Mollie Stone’s locations this August to sign her James Beard award-winning cookbook while you sample her incredible ice cream. Mark your calendars with the following dates and locations:

Friday, August 10, 2012
11am – 1pm
Mollie Stones Pacific Heights
2435 California Street, San Francisco

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11am – 1pm
Mollie Stone’s Burlingame
1477 Chapin Avenue, Burlingame

Keep reading to learn more about Jeni and what has been called “America’s best ice cream” by Time. Continue reading

David Wolfe Book Signing on July 2, 2012

We’re excited to announce that David Wolfe will be at Mollie Stone’s on Monday, July 2! David is a health, nutrition and natural beauty expert who has pioneered the raw foods movement.

David will be signing books and available for questions at two of our stores throughout the day. Mark your calendars to meet David and sample amazing raw chocolates from his line of Sacred Chocolate:

10am – 1pm on Monday, July 2, 2012
Mollie Stone’s Greenbrae
270 Bon Air Shopping Center
Greenbrae, CA

4pm – 7pm on Monday, July 2, 2012
Mollie Stone’s Pacific Heights
2435 California Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Keep reading to learn a bit more about David. Continue reading

Win $100! Recipe Contest: Your Favorite Family Recipe

Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread…Mom’s Spaghetti Casserole…Uncle John’s Potato Salad…

A favorite family recipe inspires nostalgia with each bite. Knowing that it has been made for a generation or more makes it taste extra special.

If you have a favorite family recipe in your collection, Mollie Stone’s invites you to share it in our recipe contest! The winning recipe will be featured on our website and will be awarded with a $100 Mollie Stone’s gift certificate. Two runners-up will each receive a $25 gift certificate. Keep reading to learn how to enter. Happy cooking! Continue reading