Herma’s News – NEW Jewelry, NEW Foods, Gift Ideas and Savings

Not even hope can always soar and sing. Sometimes she needs must rest a willing wing…Then hear a stir, as of unfolding wings;…And wakened hope, grown vigorous and strong, will then surprise the silence with a song. – Luella Clark, Singing Through The Rain

Dear Customers,

We look forward to your next visit as we have lots of NEW merchandise for you to see and savings to be had. Read on as we share all that is new and inspiring at Herma’s this week.

NEW at Herma’s

Waxing Poetic Jewelry

Excited to announce the arrival of some beautiful, hand-crafted, gold-plated jewelry from Waxing Poetic – stylish, unique pieces to be worn everyday.

NEW! The Pie Commission

Offering up delicious Butter Chicken and Pulled Pork Pies with flaky crust from the Pie Commission in Toronto. Find in our freezers.

NEW! Bock’s Onion Confit with beer and berries

Delicious enjoyed with grilled cheese sandwiches, omelets, lamb and especially hamburgers

At Herma’s find…

White Beer with Blue Berries  – White Beer and Haskap – Dark Beer and Cranberries – Red Ale and Onions

What is Haskap? Also known as Honeyberry, it is a berry that tastes like a cross between blueberries and tart raspberries and is part of the honeysuckle family. They grow in cooler climates like Canada, Japan, Russia and Poland.

Did you know? The idea of confit originated in France and means to preserve food with salt, sugar, acid, fat, or anything with preservative qualities.

Why we love Garlic Expressions

A secret weapon in the kitchen, this vinaigrette infused with pickled garlic cloves may be used as a salad dressing, marinade, sauce or dip for bread. It is the perfect complement for salads, meats, vegetables, breads, pastas and more.

Herma created a delightful salad on Sunday (pictured above) which included mangos, hardboiled eggs, onions, walnuts and, of course, Garlic Expressions. You can only imagine how the contribution of each ingredient in combination pleased our taste buds, not unlike the colors in a work of art or the beautiful notes of a symphony. 

Ready, Set, Grill

To elevate juicy burgers this season with something new and special, be sure to top them with only the best condiments… Bock’s NEW boozy Onion Confit, Smoke Show’s Jalepeno Aioli, Pacfic Wildfire Cheese and Saltpring Kitchen’s Spicy Tomato Spread, Candied Jalepeno Relish & Charcuterie Mustard.

Suggested Topping Information

For more about the Saltspring Kitchen Co., Smoke Show and Pacific Wildfire Cheese go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on the link below…

Ready, Set, Grill – Elevate your hamburgers with these toppings. – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

Award Alert – Dreamfarm’s innovative designs pay off!


Herma’s Cheese Shop

At room temperature Brebirousse will spread easily onto your cracker or crostini. Creamier than a cow’s milk triple cream cheese, this rich sheep’s milk cheese is buttery with savory notes of hay, mushrooms and grass. The velvety texture envelopes the tongue and lingers, smooth and creamy. Can easily take the place of a brie or Camembert on a cheese platter.

We’ve got the blues!

At Herma’s find…

Bleu d’Auvergne – Cashel Blue – Saint Agur (spreads and melts beautifully) – Roquefort Car’es (intense and flavorful.)

It’s back! 1057, an extra mature cheddar from Scotland

Coming soon! A 10-year-old cheddar from Maple Dale

NEW Signature Product

Papperdew Peppers stuffed with Cream Cheese

These small cherry-pepper sized piquanté peppers pack a lot of flavor and are balanced with the mild flavour of cream cheese. They make a wonderful appetizer to enjoy with your cocktail.

House Warming Gift Idea

What could be a nicer treat after a difficult move than to sit back and enjoy a lovely cheese and charcuterie platter? At Herma’s you may find the following affordable items that will make your client, friend or family member feel cared for and special.

Under $75 = Harry’s Cheese Board (16″) – Crackers – Napkins – Anti-pasta – Brie – Gouda

Under $110 = Harry’s Cheese Board (24″) – Crackers – Napkins – Anti-Pasta – Brie – Gouda – Herma’s Signature Product

Savings at Herma’s

1. Set of 12 blue and yellow dishes WAS $428 NOW $200 (includes 4 bowls, 4 plates and 4 charger plates)

2. 30% Off Borgo de Medici Gift Sets…

Coffee paired with Mini Classic and Chocolate Panettone

Espresso paired with Hazelnut Cream-Filled Cookies or Almond Biscotti

Cappuccino paired with Chocolate Biscotti

3. 50% off select pillows and throws (limited number)

We look forward to seeing you in coming Days! Have a great weekend.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts