Herma’s News – Hearts and Love to All and May the Best Team Win

Doubt thou the stars are fire. Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love. – William Shakespeare

Dear Customers,

Cold winter months require foods that will bring a moment of bliss to our ordinary lives – something to arouse our senses. Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl Sunday make the perfect occasions to enjoy these sorts of sinfully delicious foods. At Herma’s find both foods and gifts that will make this week very special.

NEW at Herma’s

A Gift to Treasure – Lover’s Tempo Earrings


Lover’s Tempo’s delicate jewelry evokes images of vintage romance – dainty jewelry involving cascading fans and Rococo drops. These responsibly sourced sterling silver plated 14K gold earrings created in Vancouver  by a team of women will make lovely, memorable Valentine’s Day Gifts to be treasured.

Exciting News!!

Complimentary Gift Wrap with the purchase of a Valentine’s Day Gift

Eligible with the purchase of gifts, $40 or more, now until Valentine’s Day.

Gift Suggestions

Fragrant Soaps and Lotions – Aftershave – Mistral for Men Eau de Parfum – Vidda Jewelry – Lover’s Tempo Earrings – Kimonos – Wrapped Gift Certificate – Gift Basket – Scented Candle – Heart-Shaped Cheese – Box of Chocolate – Fraktals

Something Sweet

An alternative to chocolate…

Baba au Rhum Caramel

Baba au rhum are traditionally served with a berry garnish and whipped cream on top. A lovely, soft, decadent treat from France to be enjoyed right in your very own home. This beautiful dessert fits in with our idea that Valentine’s Day foods should be soft and sensual.

Also find chocolate cups that may be filled with the likes of chocolate mousse and berries, ice cream or berries and whipped cream. The options are endless.

This week we want to bring your attention to the large array of barbecue sauces, mustards and salsas that we like to say have big personalities.

Our favourite flavours? Think Bacon, Maple Syrup and Bourbon.

Cattle Boyz Chipotle Maple Bacon BBQ Sauce – 3 Angry Cats Spicy BBQ Sauce with Bourbon & Maple – Gourmet Village Smoky Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce – Stonewall Kitchen Bourbon Bacon Jam – Stonewall Kitchen Boozy Bacon Barbecue Sauce – Stonewall Kitchen Bourbon Molasses BBQ Sauce – Maple & Bacon Cheddar (Cheese found in our Cheese Shop.)

Other fun favourites…


Fire Roasted Habanero Salsa – Smoky Memphis-Style Sweet Barbecue Sauce – Jalapeno Tex Mex Pepper Sauce – Bone Suckin’ Wing Sauce Honey and Habanero – Gourmet Village Classic Hickory Smoky BBQ Sauce Smak Dab Hot Honey Jalapeno Mustard – Smak Dab Beer Chipotle Mustard -Charcuterie Mustard – Candied Jalapenos – Apricot & Habanero Spicy Pepper Spread –Brooklyn Delhi Curry Mustard – Smoke Show Aioli with Lightly Smoked Jalapenos – Stonewall Kitchen Buffalo Wing Sauce – Corn Black Bean Red Pepper Salsa

Highly Recommended Snack Foods…French Fries cooked in Duck Fat, Gin & Tonic Nut Mixes and Garlic and Chili Pepper Dill Pickles.

How we like our Barbecue Sauce

Slow Cooked with Pulled Pork – Chicken marinaded for Tacos, Taquitos and Quesadillas – Slathered on Ribs – Added to Baked Beans – Drizzled on a Burger – Marinade Chicken Wings – As a Dip for Fries

Craving the taste of tomatoes?

We recommend Ketchups containing 800 grams of Mediterranean tomatoes.


Tomato & Balsamic Ketchup

This thick, rich ketchup with Balsamic Vinegar is bursting with sweetness, acidity and a complex depth of flavour. Perfect in sauces, marinades and great with a classic burger and fries. Not just for chips, use this ketchup to marinate prawns, add to baked beans or a veggie bolognaise.

Harissa Tomato Ketchup 

This ketchup is blended with Belazu’s signature Rose Harissa for a slow-burning chili heat and complex flavour. The gentle warmth is perfect for burgers, marinades and dressings. Also add to a bean chili or sausage rolls.

Game Day Hawaiian Taco Recipe

For fun Hawiian Pineapple Chicken Tacos and Jalapeno Ranch Slaw go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on the link below.

Crock-Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Ranch Slaw – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Soft and Sensual for Valentine’s Day

We have the TRIPLE CREAMS (or, rather, the triple threat, as we like to call it) everyone is craving on Valentine’s Day. Triple creams are the ultimate, sinfully pleasurable, creamy, buttery, to-die-for cheeses that will give us that special moment of bliss we all crave.

Pictured is L’Attrappe Coeur, a heart-shaped bloomy rind cheese that is gentle and mild with an aroma of mushroom and a buttery texture.

Cheese Condiments for Valentine’s Day

Sour Cherry, Rhubarb and Rosemary Spread – Sparkling Apricot & Pink Peppercorn Fruit Spread – Mrs. Bridge’s Strawberry Preserve with Champagne – Box Set of Rose Petal Jelly, Violette Jelly and Poppy (Coquelicots) Jelly from France – Pickled Cherries – Cherry Merlot Wine Jam

Perfect for Game Night

Cheeses that pair beautifully with beer.

Paulus Abbey Beer Gouda from Holland – Our favourite!

This Dutch Gouda blends the gentle saltiness of a well-matured gouda with the fresh, slightly bitter fruitiness of Paulus Beer. To us it is the quintessential beer cheese – really one of the best we’ve ever tried.

We also carry a lovely Guinness Cheddar and an Irish Porter Cheese.

Herma’s Signature Beer Cheese Spread

Like Herma’s savoury cheddar this dip may be used in recipes calling for cheddar. Beer Cheese is wonderful served with crackers at gatherings where a good craft beer is the drink of choice.

And don’t forget to fill your platters with yummy charcuterie. Salami, Prosiutto and more may be found in abundance ready to go in our coolers.

Don’t Worry! We aren’t going anywhere.

Some have expressed concern over the real estate sign located on the property. While the property may switch owners, Herma’s will remain the same with Herma at the head of the helm. We are staying put.

We will be CLOSED on Family Day, February 20th.

Otherwise, we are open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We hope you have a fantastic week and that you will think of us while preparing for your big game night munchy spread on Sunday or the yummy, decadent foods you might want to provide your gal-entines or, better yet, love interest on Tuesday for Valentine’s Day.

Hearts & love to all and may the best team win!


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts