Sweet Food Traditions for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, a two-day celebration that begins in early autumn on the first day of Tishrei (the seventh month of the Jewish calendar). Rosh Hashanah begins the High Holy Days which end ten days later with Yom Kippur. It is a time for introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the previous year and planning changes to make in the new year.

During the holiday, it is customary to refrain from bitter, sour and tart foods, ..read more

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New Local Products Worth a Try

Winner of a gold medal at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, this healthy granola was created by 3 friends and is produced in Sebastopol, CA.  It is wheat free, dairy free, and salt free, all natural and delicious.

Made from her grandmother’s recipe, San Rafael resident Kara Romanik has made some amazing pies.  Available as a whole pie or “pocket size”, they are free of preservatives.  Therefore, the pies are sold frozen and are delicious hot out of the oven.  Flavors of ..read more


Why is Using Bones in Your Soup Important?

When we were kids and my grandmother was making soup, she would take meat or chicken bones and boil them for hours with favorite vegetables.  The house smelled great on those Friday afternoons when Grandma was brewing her chicken soup for our Friday night dinners with family.  No one even thought of getting a box of manufactured broth from the store, well, couldn’t, in fact.

Whenever someone was sick in our family, chicken soup was the cure.  Tradition tells us that ..read more

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Indulge Local: Columbus Foods

“Columbus Foods is proud to say that we have been a part of Mollie Stones since the day they opened 30 years ago.  As a local company it is especially meaningful when a company such as theirs that prides itself on “the best of the best” continues to support the Columbus Brand as a part of their product offerings.

Thank you Mollie Stones and continued success for many years to come.”

-Jim Bauman, Business Director

Columbus has been committed to crafting great-tasting salami ..read more


American Craft Beer Week Picks

American Craft Beer Week runs from May 16th-22nd. It’s a wonderful time to stock up on these local West Coast craft brews, get together with friends and taste the greatness. Here are our picks to commemorate American Craft Beer Week:

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Celebrating 30 Years with Silver Palate

“I have been in business with my father for 46 years; we have built several brands including Smart Balance, Silver Palate and Grain Berry. I have called on many grocery companies across this wonderful country of ours. No one treats vendors and customers as wonderful as Mollie Stone’s. I wish everyone great health and love for another 30 years.” -Peter Harris, President and CEO of Silver Palate

Silver Palate started 35 years ago, when a wondrous jewel of a food store was ..read more


Introducing Real Coco

We’re so excited to be carrying Real Coco, a product that’s 100% all-natural coconut water. Real Coco is naturally subtly sweet and deliciously refreshing. Even better, it’s a fat-free, potassium-packed health drink with 5 essential electrolytes to help you revitalize your body with natural hydration! All this with no added preservatives, Real Coco is the super drink for keeping you and your family vibrant and healthy.

Real Coco was the first product by Real Foods, a company with a mission to ..read more

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Shopping Passover at Mollie Stone’s

We have Passover products in all of our stores with the Palo Alto store having the largest variety in stock. If you cannot find the Passover product you’re looking for at your local Mollie Stone’s, we’ll gladly order it upon request to your preferred store location! Passover prices good through April 30, 2016.

With a wide selection of Gluten-Free, and Kosher foods from Manischewitz Wine and matzos to marshmallows and babka—shopping for Passover has never been easier. To view available Passover ..read more


Recipe: Mia’s Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese

Mia’s Kitchen is a collection of quirky, gourmet-loving foodies who are passionate about creating high quality products that people love. The company, headed by Mia of the Sebastiani family, makes incredible pasta sauces and olive oils that will make your kitchen smell amazing.

We asked Mia to share one of her favorite family recipes: Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese. It has all the deep complexities of her Nonni’s long-simmered bolognese, and uses a jar of Mia’s Kitchen Bistro Marinara for an extra rich flavor. Pair this ..read more