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Herma’s News – A little kick of flavour and just the right pairing of wine make mealtime a special treat.

If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Customers,

Sometimes we just need a little kick of flavour or a beautiful pairing of wine to make our meal extra special. Below are a couple of recommendations that will add fun to summer meals.

Vintage Pizza Pie Co. – The Perfect Wine Pairing

photo by the Vintage Pizza Pie Co.

Locally made in Northumberland County by Richard and Isabelle, the vintage Pizza Pie Co.’s pizzas are classic Neapolitan pizzas made the old fashioned way, as they would have been done centuries ago with dough composed of only four ingredients (water, flour, salt and yeast).

Once the dough is created and the toppings are laid the pizzas are cooked in Richard and Isabelle’s wood-fired oven for 60 to 120 seconds creating a final product that is blistered but pliable, chewy yet delicate.

Find their pizzas in Herma’s freezers. All one has to do to enjoy their gourmet pizza is to heat in the oven from frozen for 5 to 8 minutes. Voila! An amazing pizza in minutes.

Pairing Wine with your Pizza

But wait, there’s more…to make your evening special as you enjoy your pizza, why not choose just the right sort of wine or beer to go with it. We have created a list of the pizzas we offer and what we think would make the perfect pairing.

photo by the Vintage Pizza Pie Co.

Just go to the blog section of our website,, or click on the site below to find out what we believe would make the perfect pairing.

The Vintage Pizza Pie Co – The perfect wine and beer pairing! – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (

Saucy Dotty brings sweet heat to foods.

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photo by Saucy Dotty

Dot Worobetz of Brighton is a good friend of Herma’s and the creator of Saucy Dotty’s Gourmet Sauce. We love the little kick of sweet heat flavour her sauces give to foods like pulled pork, baked beans, corn on the cob, chicken wings, nachos and so much more. We especially love her sauce in the summertime outdoors when barbecued spare ribs are enjoyed best.

Just last week Herma created the tastiest spare ribs using liquid smoke, Smoke Show Seasoning AND Saucy Dotty’s Original Gourmet Sauce. The ribs were amazing with just the right amount of sweet heat for a finger licking good time.

To go with your ribs we suggest also using her sauce with baked beans. Add onions and pieces of smoke house bacon for a real down home treat.

photo by Saucy Dotty

To find all sorts of food ideas using Saucy Dotty Gourmet Sauce, including a few recipes created by Dot, herself, go to the blog section of our website,, or click on the link below.

Saucy Dotty Gourmet Sauce – The many ways it may be used. – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (

We carry her Original (the perfect mix of sweet and spicy), Sweet (same sweet taste but without the spice) and Sweet Heat (a quick blast of heat, without it lingering) Sauces.

Moisturizing Skin in Summer with Beekman 1802

Body Creams

photo by Beekman 1802

Hydrate dry sunbaked skin with Beekman 1802’s whipped body cream, hand cream, cuticle cream and lip balm.

Beekman 1802’s body care utilizes creamy goat’s milk and powerful probiotics that bring amazing moisture to dry skin. Beekman uses goat’s milk because it contains unique vitamins and fatty acids that improve the texture of skin, making skin look more youthful and alive.

What’s more? Their products are free of sulfates, parabens, petroleum and phosphates.

Find all sorts of body care products from Beekman 1802 at Herma’s both fragrant and non-fragrant.

Grocery Heroes Day

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Grocery Heroes Day was July 19th and Herma and Harry want to wish all Grocery Heroes a big thank you, especially those that have worked with them continuously and tirelessly throughout this whole pandemic.

We so appreciate Gordon, Taco, Margaret, Madison, Janis, Cora Lee, Janet and Meredith for all that they have done to keep us running in tip top shape.

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

Be well and stay safe.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts