Herma’s News – Gifts, Wreaths, Recipe, Cheese, Coronation Day Celebration and More

Come, gentle night. Come, loving, black-browed night. Give me my Romeo and, when I shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars. And he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night… – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (Happy Birthday William, christened on April 26, 1564)

Gifts of Love

Gifts come in many forms. Love, gratitude, friendship and a helping hand are the best gifts, however, sometimes a beautifully wrapped, well-chosen gift can communicate how we feel more than words can express. That is where we hope to be of some help.

Mother’s Day – Two weeks away!


photo of earring by Lover’s Tempo

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Luxurious Soaps – Lotions – Bubble Bath – Maison Berger Home Fragrance – Decorative Trays – Tea – Tea Cups – Tea Pots – Jewelry – Hand Bags – Emile Henry, Hilborn Pottery and Sophie Conran Serving Pieces – Scented Candles – Permanant Botanical Flowers – Wrapped Gift Certificate – Custom-made Gift Basket – Chocolate – Cheese Tray – Crystal – and so much more

NEW Arrival from Thymes

Peaceful Lavender

(velvety lavender, warm rosewood, fresh clary sage and earthy violet)

Energizing Eucalyptus

(invigorating eucalyptus oil, Italian lemon, petitgrain, sweet bergamot, lemongrass and lush fir)

Find Body Lotion, Body Wash, Luxurious Bath Soap and bath salts for both Eucalyptus and Lavendar Thymes.

And of course also from Thymes…Goldleaf

photo by Thymes

A lavish arrangement as memorable as it is luxurious, this heady, floral fragrance creates an elaborate work of art envied by everyone around you. Smooth jasmine, roses, hyacinth, lily of the valley and oak moss. – Thymes

Small Wreaths for Spring

Whether you have a small home or condo, Herma’s lovely small wreaths exude a spring-like elegance and will look lovely hanging not just on your door but hanging in your kitchen or used as a pretty centerpiece with a candle in the middle with perhaps a hurricane candle holder.

Wedding Gifts

We especially love bridal and wedding gifts. We carry all that a special couple needs for the kitchen and dining room as well as amazing crystal. Each box may be beautifully wrapped for just $10.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Shropshire Blue

Shropshire Blue Cheese is an orange-coloured semi-firm blue cheese from England that looks lovely on a cheese platter. Similar to a Stilton, this blue is sharper and stronger, with a rich, creamy and smooth texture. Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon.

Raclette de Compton

Excited to offer this lovely Raclette from Quebec which is a farm organic cheese made from cow’s milk ripened for 60 to 90 days. It is a semi-soft cheese that is supple with great melting properties along with butter and chestnut flavours.

You have probably heard about using melted Raclette to pour over potatoes or to have a Raclette party grilling foods and scraping melted cheese on top of veggies and the like. I personally simply love Raclette poured over caramelized onion and crusty baguette. Yum!

Consider Grilled Cheese Croutons

Another idea for your Raclette? Try creating grilled cheese croutons for your soup. Create the grilled cheese sandwiches cooking both sides of buttered bread with cheese in middle about 4 minutes in skillet, both sides, until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted. Cut sandwiches into 1/2″x 1/2″ cubes and serve alongside and in a mild, brothy soup.

We are also happy to offer triple creams like Chateau Bourgogne. If enjoying it at breakfast, high tea or for dessert consider pairing with our NEW Preservatory Strawberry & Rose Jam.

Baked Brie Recipe

using Gourmet Inspiration’s Prairie Berry Dessert Sauce

photo by Gourmet Inspirations


8 oz. round of Brie cheese (rind removed) – 4 tablespoons of brown sugar – 1 tablespoon of hot water – 1/4 cup of thinly sliced almonds – 1/2 baguette sliced thinly on an angle and toasted – Gourmet Inspirations Prairie Berry Dessert Sauce


Place brie in small to medium sized baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or in Emile Henry’s Cheese Baker. Push down brie to form to the baking vessel.  – In a small mixing bowl combine brown sugar and hot water. Mix until smooth. Add almonds and mix together until evenly coated. – Pour evenly over brie. – Bake at 375 degrees in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until cheese starts to melt. – While brie is cooking slice baguette, place on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at the same temperature for 8 – 10 minutes. – Remove brie and baguette and place onto serving platter. – Slather with Gourmet Inspirations Prairie Berry Dessert Sauce.

An amazing treat to share with friends.

Prairie Berry sauce includes Manitoba saskatoon berries (a super food) and also blueberries.

Try using Prairie Berry Dessert Sauce on waffles, French toast, cheesecake, ice cream, in crepes and mixed drinks.

FYI: Our 30th anniversary is Saturday, May 13th. Stay tuned for how we plan to celebrate this special occasion.

Have a wonderful weekend. We look forward to seeing you in coming days!