Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson
The bountiful joys of Christmas are looming, and while we may be celebrating a little differently this year, we still may enjoy all the special tidings and well-wishes that come with it. In fact, this holiday may be one of the most memorable ones of all as many of us stay cozily at home.
In any case, the big holidays are fast approaching and it is time to prepare.
Christmas Shopping at Herma’s
Vidda Jewelry – Take part in our gift draw!
Purchase a piece of Vidda jewelry at Herma’s and you may enter to win one of ten Vidda gifts. Winner’s names will be drawn on December 10th.
Vidda creates their elaborate pieces by hand, one by one in Spain – elegant, striking and sophisticated.
Stonewall Kitchen’s Holiday Gift Sets
At Herma’s find…
Blueberry Breakfast – Sampler Collection – Cheese Pairing Collection – Italian Dinner – Dessert Sauce Collection – Salsa Collection – Pepper Jelly Collection
Beautifully boxed and absolutely charming – the perfect gift.
An award-winning Christmas Pudding that is packed with scrumptious fruit and full of natural goodness.
Lilly Puds Christmas Pudding
LillyPuds are made of the finest vine fruits, apples, apricots and Almonds & Ginger Brandy along with Brentwood Brewing Company’s Clockwork Orange Ale. It is the winner of the Great Taste Award 2016 and 2019.
Zingy Ginger Pudding with sticky Ginger Sauce
This pudding is made with stem ginger and is blended with butter and spices, then topped with a sticky ginger sauce.
Lilly Puds Brandy Butter
The perfect blend of butter, sugar and brandy.
Brandy butter is traditionally served with warm mince pies and Christmas pudding, melting lusciously into the desserts. Mmm…Sinfully delicious!
We also NOW have available Virginia’s Panettone Cakes, Marzipan Stollen Cakes and Christmas Crackers along with all sorts of candy and chocolates – all great traditions for celebrating the holidays. Get them while they last!
Herma loves the idea of offering a beautiful bottle of Balsamic Vinegar as a gift. We carry an amazing selection of Balsamic Vinegar from dark to light, young to old, common to rare.
Only a few drops are needed to add incredible dimension and flavour to your dishes. Special Balsamic Vinegars may be added to your desserts, ice cream, over strawberries, poached pears, salads and meats. Our favourite enjoyment comes from dipping Manoucher’s Baguette in Kalio’s 03 Late Season Harvest Olive Oil that contains four or five drops of Guissepe Giusti’s exquisite Balsamic Vinegar.
Herma’s Menu Suggestion of the Week
filled with Classic Sage, Onion and Bread Stuffing
Juicy pork tenderloin filled with The Village Grocer’s classic sage, onion and bread stuffing, with the added sweetness of apples, cranberries, raisins and apricots is a comforting meal any night of the week. Thaw, cook at 350 for 45-50 minutes, slice and serve.
One of our “puffs” would pair well with the tenderloin. Garlic potato, Sweet Potato, Potato and Turnip, these puffs are sweetened with brown sugar and made creamy with butter and eggs. They are available in our freezer in 900 gram or approximately 400 gram sizes.
The Big Apple’s Apple Pie
We’re happy to carry frozen, unbaked apple pies from The Big Apple, an excellent close to this soothing meal. Pop this pie in the oven at 400 for 30 minutes, then lower the heat to 350 and bake for another 30-40 minutes. How about a piece of Mapledale 5-year-old cheddar with a big slice of this mouth-watering pie? Yum!
All foods are available for in-store shopping or through curbside pickup.
Herma’s Cheese Shop
Cheese Shop Special
Choose from any one of Harry’s Cheese Boards and receive one for 1/2 off with the purchase of $25 or more of cheese.
Harry makes boards in various sizes, the smallest starting at $20. All are stamped with Herma’s logo.
Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar
This award-winning, PDO cheddar is a cut above the rest.
The cheesemakers at Dorset-based Ford Farm age their traditional, hand-made farmhouse cheddar truckles in the historic caves at Wookey Hole in Somerset. The constant, year-round temperature and humidity offer the ideal conditions to create a cheddar that is deliciously rich, tangy and mature combined with the distinctive, earthy and nutty flavours from the Caves’ unique atmosphere. – Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar
Shropshire Blue Cheese
A Cheese originally from Scotland, it has a beautiful orange colour that comes from Annato, a vegetable food colouring found in many cheeses.
Serve over Fettuccine or Risotto for a twist on a classic Italian dish. Also serve crumbled over an Orange and Spinach Salad.
Cheese & Charcuterie Platters and Gift Baskets may be ordered by calling 905-885-9250 or stopping by our front desk.
Have a lovely weekend. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Stay safe and be well.
Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts