Herma’s News – Autumn Entertaining, Frasier Fir Collection, NEW Lamp Berger and Baking Bread
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. – George Eliot
Autumn is here and we have spectacular beauty all around us. While balmy days remain, we also know those comfortable hours spent outdoors are fleeting. As you prepare for cooler weather spent indoors and a little early Christmas shopping, we hope you will think of us and all we have to offer.
Home Fragrances at Herma’s
With more time spent inside the home and lots of interesting dishes being prepared in the kitchen, home fragrance is imperative. At Herma’s find diffusers, aromatic candles and fragrance lamps that will have your home smelling beautiful.
Thymes Frasier Fir – A crowd favorite!
Enjoy the beloved crisp fragrance of Frasier Fir which contains notes of Siberian Fir Needles, Cedarwood and relaxing Sandalwood. What we carry…Hand Wash Refill, Hand Wash, Aromatic Candles, Fragrance Diffuser, Hand Cream and Home Fragrance Mist
An added benefit? For every Frasier Fir product purchased, Thymes will plant a tree. So far, over 250,000 trees have been planted!
NEW Maison Berger Gift Sets
Black Crystal Lamp Gift Set
The Black Crystal Lamp designed by Rozenn Mainguené pays tribute to the modern woman, in all its forms. Included in this beautiful gift set is the White Musk Fragrance which is powdery and subtle with notes of Orange, Grapefruit, Rose, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Cedar, Amberwood and White Musk.
Cercle Plum Lamp Gift Set
The Plum Cercle Lamp Gift Set designed by Sylvie de France contains starburst curves that elegantly play with the light. The fragrance that accompanies this bottle is Exquisite Sparkle which offers invigorating notes of Grapefruit, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Violet, Musk and Champagne.
Belle Epoque Lamp Gift Set
Emblematic of French decor at the start of the 20th century, The Gray Belle Époque design will quickly find its place as a chic and modern decoration in the homes of the 21st century. Coupled with this lamp is Sandalwood Temptation, a beautiful fragrance that is tied to the orient with notes of Cardamom, Rose, Cedarwood-Myrtal, White Jasmine, Vanilla and Sandalwood Amber.
These gift sets include all you will need to begin your love affair with Maison Berger.
Vidda Holiday Gift Draw
With any purchase of Vidda Jewelry enter your name in the draw for a chance to win a piece of Vidda Jewelry. The draw will take place Thursday, December 10th, 2020. Good luck!
Vidda is an exclusive line of jewelry handcrafted in Spain.
Taco’s Tip – A Paper Towel Shortage Solution
During what sometimes seems like a paper towel shortage, we recommend using Ecologie’s Swedish Sponge Cloths.
1 Sponge Cloth = 40 Paper Towel Rolls + 5 sponges. They are machine washable and may be thrown in the compost after 6 + months.
Baking Bread with Emile Henry
We love the many advantages of baking bread at home. The warm, soft, flakiness of artisan bread when it is first taken out of the oven and the heavenly aromas created as the smell of fresh-baked bread wafts throughout the home are some of our favourite reasons. Knowing exactly what goes into your bread is also reassuring. At Herma’s, we highly recommend Emile Henry’s Bread Cloche and the Large Bread Loaf Baker.
The Bread Cloche
The curve of its lid exactly recreates the dome of traditional bread ovens, giving the bread the correct humidity level it requires as it bakes. The result? a generous crust and a firm, airy inside.
Bread baking tip: Scoring the bread not only makes it look attractive but also helps release carbon dioxide, humidity and controls the direction in which the bread will expand during the oven spring.
Large Bread Loaf Baker
With your Large Bread Loaf Baker you can make all types of homemade bread consisting of a crusty outside and a soft center. Consider a Traditional Loaf, a Grainy Loaf, Gluten-Free Loaf or a Rye Bread Loaf – the possibilities are endless.
Cheese & Charcuterie Platters – Fall Season Entertaining
The air is crisp and the days are getting shorter, and yet we feel Autumn is still an exciting season in which to entertain. Enjoy all the beautiful colours and unique flavours that Autumn has to offer.
Ideas for creating an Autumn-themed Cheese and Charcuterie Platter…
Work with a warm palette of yellow, red, orange and brown. – Add thin apple slices, pear slices, figs, dried fruit and nuts to your platter. – Our NEW gourmet popcorn with flavours like Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple would be a fun, playful addition to your platter. – Place a mini pumpkin on your board as a special decoration. – As an alternative to wine, consider pairing your cheese and charcuterie with hot apple cider. – For a unique charcuterie choice try our NEW BonBons Coshons, mini, bite-sized pork treats that come in a variety of flavours. – Try adding preserves or honey, like Artisan Edible’s Apple Fig Ginger Chutney or Borgo de Medici Cucina’s Pistachios in Acacia Honey. – We strongly suggest Herma’s Signature Product Favourites…Bacon Cheddar Spread, Chicken Liver Pate and Herma’s Chevre. – Applewood Cheddar and/or Red Fox are both musts on an autumn cheese board. Consider pairing them with thin slices of Granny Smith Apples. – Pair Prosciutto with a thinly sliced Honeycrisp apple for a sweet and salty combo. – Figs and honey both pair well with a lovely blue like St. Agur or Cashel Blue. – Pair Paillot Goat Cheese with a nice fig jam and plain, salted cracker. – Consider concocting a melted cheese fondue using our favourite Gruyere; and be sure to provide bread cubes for dipping.
We certainly don’t expect you to include all of these ideas into one cheese & charcuterie platter. Just enjoy creating your own spread as though you are an artist painting a canvas that is uniquely your own.
Now at Herma’s…
Beppino Occelli al Barolo
Award-winning, Italian cow’s milk cheese enriched with Barolo wine.
Beppino Occelli con Frutta e Grappa di Moscato
Italian Sheep and Cow’s milk cheese aged 12 months, made special with the addition of fruits and Moscato Grappa.
We hope you enjoy the wonders of fall and the beauty of the outdoors this weekend.
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