Herma’s News – Father’s Day Issue, Mexican Fiesta and More

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.Umberto Eco

Dear Customers,

This Sunday is a time to remember and show gratitude toward our fathers, father-figures and all the men who have been a positive force and influence in our lives.  At Herma’s we carry gifts that will make his day special.

photos by Global Knives, Dreamfarm and Fraktals

Gift Ideas

Pizza Stone – Papillote Steamer (for fish) – BBQ Grill Tools – Baseball Statue (holds wine bottle) – Rocket Ship Cocktail Shaker – Whimsical Camera Flask – Barware (flasks, decanters, cocktail shakers, ice cube spheres, chilling stones, foil cutter etc.) – Chocolate – Barbecue Sauces – Special Collector Balsamic Vinegar – Hot Sauces – Mistral for Men (Shaving Products, Soaps, Body Wash and Eau de Parfum) – Glassware (Martinis, Beer, Whiskey, etc.) – Cocktail Mixes – Wooden Guitar Cheese Platter, Spoons, Tongs and Spatula – Epicurean Game Board (for slicing big game meat on the back of a truck) – and so much more!

1/3 photos from Viski

For fine drink, find whimsical barware items like the baseball statue holding bottle pictured above, specialty glassware and decanters that will enhance his drinking experience along with all sorts of accessories necessary for opening, pouring, stirring and keeping drink cold.

photos by Mistral

You’ll have him smelling amazing with Mistral for Men. The shaving and shower products will also keep his skin supple and soft. At Herma’s find Luxury Soap, Extra-Rich Body Wash, Post-Shave Balm, Shaving Cream, Men’s Eau de Parfum and Scented Candle in Salted Gin and Bourbon Vanilla.

photos by Dreamfarm and Emile Henry

Find barbecue sauces of all kinds, innovative barbecue tools, Pizza Stones (so that he may grill more than just meat) and juicy steaks at Herma’s.

Have your Father’s Day Gift wrapped beautifully for a $10 fee.

Epicurean Boards

photos by Epicurean

Eco-Friendly – Knife Friendly – Dishwasher Safe – Heat-Resistant

Boards come with a juice groove on one end to keep juice from spilling and has a flat prep surface on the other side – perfect for your most challenging recipes. These cutting boards are used with a recycled paper composite – the same material used for skateboarding ramps.

For Father’s Day we suggest the…

Epicurean Game Board

Fits in the bed of your truck. Great for hunting and tail-gating parties!

The largest game board is almost 4 feet long and fits perfectly in the bed of a truck – great for tailgating parties and campsites. Hunters love them because they can clean duck or pheasant and process deer or elk on them without having to bring indoors. Herma loves to use the board on her patio table as a way to display lots of foods during a party. Easy-carry handle make moving and storing a breeze.

Mexican Fiesta!

photos by Prepara and Salt Spring Kitchen Co.

Check out all the amazing sauces, salsas, seasonings, cheeses and more that will most definitely elevate your Mexican Fiesta experience into something quite special.

Taco Carousel (seen in picture above) – Individual Taco Holders – Festive Trays (for toppings) – Decorative Spoons (for toppings) – Tortilla Pot with Lid (keeps tortillas fresh and warm) – Salt Spring Candied Jalapenos, Candied Jalapeno Relish, Pineapple + Turmeric + Achiote Hot Sauce – Smoke Show Jalapeno Hot Sauce, Chipotle Spice Blend, Jalapeno Aioli – Gourmet Village Mexican Rice Seasoning, Taco Seasoning, Cheesy Nacho Dip Seasoning (with recipes) – Dessert Pepper Salsas (Fire Roasted Habanero, Tequila, Black Bean, 2 Olive Roasted Garlic, Roasted Tomato Chipotle Corn, etc.) – Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Corn Relish – Mrs. Renfro’s Salsas (Pineapple, Mango Habanero, Chipotle Corn, Black Bean, Tequila, Peach, Raspberry Chipotle) –Margarita Cocktail Mix – Margarita Glass Rimmer – Fajita Seasoning, Recipe and Skillet – Jamaican Jerk Taco Sauce – 3 Angry Cats Hot Sauce (Tequila Bomb, Hell Cat with Ghost Peppers, Cat Fight and Solar Flare) – Pacific Wildfire Cheese with Peppers – Raclette – Cheddar – Feta – Goat Cheese – Olives – Chorizo – Shrimp – and so much more

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Slaw Recipe

by Smoke Show using their Chipotle Seasoning

photo by Smoke Show


  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled, deveined with tails removed (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Smoke Show Chipotle Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lime
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Corn tortillas


  1. Start by first patting the shrimp dry to ensure there is little moisture left in them. Transfer to a mixing bowl and drizzle over a tablespoon of olive oil and add in the chipotle powder and salt. Toss until all the shrimp are generously covered.
  2. In a separate small bowl, begin making the slaw’s sauce. Combine the greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cilantro, minced garlic, salt & pepper, and lime juice. Combine half of the slaw sauce with the shredded cabbage and toss to create the slaw. Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble, reserve the rest of the sauce for serving.
  3. In a large non-stick pan over medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and begin cooking the shrimp. Sauté until all the shrimp are cooked through, remembering to flip sides. When the shrimp are no longer translucent, that’s when you know they’re ready. Transfer to a plate to ensure that they don’t overcook.
  4. To serve, warm your tortillas quickly in the pan used for the shrimp over a low heat. A few seconds on each side should be good. Add your desired amount of shrimp, top with your homemade slaw, extra sauce, sliced jalapeños, green onion, and feta cheese.

Herma’s Signature Products

Made from scratch on a weekly basis, Herma’s Signature Products are great for snacking, hors d’eouvres, cheese boards and picnics.

4/5 photos by Gary Mulcahey

Don’t forget to choose amongst the bounty of cheese and charcuterie found in and around our Cheese Shop and feel free to have Janis, Margaret or Herma slice Prosciutto, Fennel Salami and Porchetta Ham to your liking.

We look forward to seeing you in coming days. Have a great Father’s Day!


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts