My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane. – Robert Frost
As summer turns to Autumn we begin to think of holidays to come. For those preparing for Thanksgiving we have all sorts of foods to inspire. This includes placing orders for turkeys, capons and more.
And for those early Christmas shoppers, we are already well stocked with fun gift and stocking stuffer items along with an entire selection of Michel Design Works Christmas soaps, lotions and home fragrances.
Thanksgiving Food Orders
Thanksgiving is Monday, October 11th – just 2 1/2 weeks away. We are once again excited to offer the Village Grocer’s amazing turkeys, capons, hams and more. Below is information that will help make your ordering easier.
Last day to order – Tuesday, October 5th
Earliest Pickup – Friday, October 8th
As a general rule, a regular sized turkey will feed one person per pound of meat. For a small turkey this will be 1 1/2 pounds per person. When calculating size remember to include enough meat for delicious turkey leftovers.
Turkeys $4.29 per pound
Turkeys, fresh free range, will be around 14-22 lb this Thanksgiving season!
small = 14+ pounds, medium = 18+ pounds, large = 20+ pounds
Perfect for those that are having a smaller gathering. Capons are neutered roosters. Compared to other chicken meat or turkey, capon meat is tastier and more flavorful. In addition to that, the meat is juicy without any gamey taste.
Capons $4.99 per pound
small = 7+ pounds, medium = 9 pounds, large = 10+ pounds
Other foods available to order…the Village Grocer’s Maple Sugar Ham (award-winning), Gravy, Cranberries and Stuffing.
Call 905-885-9250 or stop by front desk to place order.
Maison Berger Fragrance Lamps
In addition to our beautiful selection of individual lamps, we also offer gift sets like…
The Essential Lamp Gift Set (contains wick-burner, silver diffuser cap, stopper, funnel + Air Pur So Neutral and Ocean Breeze home fragrance)
Ice Cube Lamp Gift Sets come in your choice of Green, Grey, Amber Rose and Clear (each contains a wick-burner, silver diffuser top, stopper, and funnel + home fragrance.
Maison Berger Fragrance Refills
Over 30 fragrances from which to choose!
Ocean Breeze – Zest of Verbena – Aquatic Wood – Delicate White Musk – Aroma Focus – Pure White Tea – Lavender Fields – Vanilla Gourmet – Orange Cinnamon – Crème Brule – Sweet Pear – Savory Tangerine – Grapefruit Passion – Atlantic Tide – Fresh Eucalyptus – Forest Mist – Fresh Mint – Aloe Vera Water – Cotton Caress – Fresh Linen – Icy Stroll – Paris Chic – Aroma Love – Cherry Blossom – Aroma Energy – Green Apple – Lemon Flower – Enchanting Sandalwood – Mystery Patchouli – Winterwood – Summer Night – Silk Touch – Oriental Star – Non-fragrance (Air Pur)
Maison Berger Lamps help eradicate undesirable odors and bacteria while also diffusing your favorite fragrance. Purify your air the French way. – Maison Berger
Soup Girl Soups
These all-natural soups beautifully stored in glass jars make 8 cups of soup. All you have to do is add water. A lovely gift as well as a healthy, cozy, delicious soup.
All Natural – Vegan – Handmade in Caledon, Ontario – Uses Organic Canadian Lentils and Split Peas
At Herma’s find…
Caribbean Rice n’ Peas – Curried Cashew – Bavarian Barley – Beet & Buckwheat – Tomato & Tarragon Lentil – Spicy Coconut Lentil – Thai Lentil – Italian Rice & Lentil – Rosemary Turmeric (Detoxing) – Smoky Split Pea – Cranberry & Wild Rice – Moroccan Lentil
Herma’s Cheese Shop
At Herma’s we are proud to offer lovely cheese and meats along with endless condiments, crackers and crostini. For something special one does not have to slave in the kitchen. Below are delightful foods involving pears, goat cheese, prosciutto and more that are delicious, delightful and easy to put together.
Pear, Goat Cheese and Walnut on Crostini
This is a delightful treat enjoyed by my family last night which may be served as either an appetizer or a dessert. The warmth of the walnuts and pears on Herma’s crispy homemade crostini makes for a really special treat.
1. Top pear slices with crumbled goat cheese and walnut pieces. Warm in oven.
2. Spread remaining goat cheese on Herma’s homemade crostini.
3. Remove pears from oven and place pear slices on goat cheese-smeared crostini.
4. Add a dab of warmed goat cheese and walnut on top of pear.
5. Drizzle with honey and balsamic. Add a crack of pepper.
For added complexity place a savory preserve or confit on top of crostini prior to placing pear on top. We especially like The Garlic Box’s Horseradish Garlic Jam with Pear Juice for this combination.
Prosciutto – Oh how I love thee…
This salty, cured delicacy enjoyed since Roman times is just as beloved and relevant today as it ever was. We love it on pizza, charcuterie boards, in salads and sandwiches. Best of all, its thin and delicate texture is perfect for gently wrapping around veggies, fruits and Italian bread sticks.
Below are two show-stopping recipes involving prosciutto.
Prosciutto Wrapped Pears
My husband and I were amazed by this fabulous combination. Prosciutto crisped around tender, juicy pear is a must for those that want to try something unique and special.
Broil prosciutto-wrapped pears in oven for 2-3 minutes until prosciutto starts to crisp and pear becomes tender. Turn over once and let sit in oven for another minute. Remove from oven. Add a drizzle of aged balsamic and a crack of pepper.
For a little extra complexity add a smidgen of crumbled blue cheese on top.
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Blanch appx 16 asparagus in boiling water for 1 minute, drain and pat dry.
2. Lightly brush asparagus with melted garlic butter mixture. Roll buttered asparagus in grated Parmigiana.
3. Wrap each asparagus tightly with 1/2 a slice of prosciutto.
4. Place prosciutto wrapped asparagus in oven on greased baking sheet for 5 minutes.
Corporate Gifts for Christmas
As October draws near, now is the time to consider Christmas gifts for employees, colleagues and clients. Herma loves offering gift suggestions on how to create the perfect gift. To discuss your gift-giving possibilities with Herma call 905-885-9250 and we will be happy to set up a time for you to talk with her at length.
Have a lovely weekend. We look forward to your visit.
Stay safe and be well.
Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts