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Herma’s News – Herma’s Simple Outdoor Dining Suggestions, Cape Cod Picnic Basket and Collin’s Cocktail Mixes

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. – Aristotle

Dear Customers,

With warm weather upon us we find ourselves more and more wanting to spend time outdoors with a good book, refreshing drink and scrumptious nibbles. Whether grilling on the barbie or grazing from a cheese and charcuterie platter, there is so much enjoyment to be had.

Herma’s Simple Outdoor Dining Ideas

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Lemo-Licious and Crostini

A soft breeze, the warmth of the sun and the beauty of nature are like heaven for Herma as she enjoys her favorite foods in the convenience of her own veranda. She knows this is not a time to toil in the kitchen. That is why she has come up with simple food suggestions for outdoor dining.

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Lemo-licious with Smoked Salmon and Caper on Homemade Crostini

The seafood in Herma’s freezers and her Signature Products go hand and hand. Above are homemade crostini topped with Herma’s Lemo-licious,  Sliced, Smoked Steelhead Salmon and Capers – a lovely appetizer.

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Seafood Dazzler, Black Tiger Shrimp and Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Herma’s Seafood Medley, lovely served warm, is delicious spread on top of our homemade Crostini. Enjoy served alongside Tiger Shrimp (just heat in skillet, 2-3 minutes per side with Lemon Olive Oil and Dry Glaze Grilling Seasoning) and Bacon Wrapped Scallops (place in oven for 30 minutes turning over half way through).

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Couscous from our freezers

This delicious Mediterranean Couscous Salad is refreshing and healthy. It is also found in our freezers and makes the perfect side enjoyed on the patio or while on a picnic.

For videos of Herma sharing her food suggestions take a look at Herma’s Facebook Page or Instagram as we will be posting them throughout the week.

Vintage Pizza Pie Co. Pizzas

Just preheat to 450F and bake from frozen for 5-6 minutes.

The result? A freshly baked, flame kissed dough – blistered yet pliable, chewy yet delicate, a perfectly cooked Neapolitan pizza. At Herma’s find…

The Carnivore – Prosciutto Honey Truffle – White Dragon – Classic Margherita – Mushroom Parmesan

Picnic anyone?

Twine’s Cape Cod Picnic Basket

Enjoy elegant al fresco dining with our woven Wicker Picnic Basket. Two insulated compartments keep your picnic fare a perfect temperature while the sturdy handle makes it easy to carry.

Included within the wicker basket are…

4 Wine Glasses – 4 Plates – 4 Sets of Flatware – 1 Bottle Opener – 4 Napkins – Salt & Pepper Shakers

Collins Cocktails

Collins started up in Chicago in 1934 with a simple bottle of grenadine and a beer key. It was the year after the end of Prohibition, and the newly legal purveyors of booze needed a steady source of cocktail ingredients and accessories to run their establishments.

Start the warm weather months off right. Find a large array of cocktail mixes, cocktail syrups and cocktail garnishes at Herma’s and be your own bartender.

Just some of the wonderful products from Collins found at Herma’s…

Manhattan Cocktail Mix (add Bourbon) – Margarita (add Tequila) Stone Sour Cocktail Mix (add Whiskey) – Moscow Mule Cocktail Mix (add Vodka) –Pina Colada (add Rum) – Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix (add Vodka)

Lavender Simple Syrup – Cherry Cocktail Syrup – Extra Heavy Grenadine Syrup (award winning) – Orange Twist in Syrup Cocktail Garnish – Green Beans Gourmet Pickled Cocktail Garnish – Simple Syrup Cocktail Mix – Bloody Mary Olives with Jalapeno Cocktail Garnish – Snow White Gourmet Cocktail Onions – Bordeaux Stemmed Cherries Cocktail Garnish – AND SO MUCH MORE

Lavender Martini Recipe


1/2 ounce Collin’s Lavender Simple Syrup – 2 ounces Gin – 1/2 ounce Dry Vermouth  – Sprig of Lavender, for garnish (optional)


Pour the gin, dry vermouth and lavender syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake well. Strain into a well chilled martini glass and add a sprig of lavender as garnish.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Great news! Our Cheese Sale has been extended to June 2nd until the lockdown is over. The savings are especially nice as warm weather looms. Let’s face it, we all want to be outside rather than in the kitchen. We have a fabulous selection of cheese from which to choose.

25% OFF Cheese, Prosciutto, Fennel Salami and Porchetta Ham.

NEW Moliterno aux Truffles

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NEW Moliterno aux Truffle Cheese

This truffle cheese comes from sheep that are raised in the wild and is very aromatic with the fragrance of truffles. Really a spectacular cheese that has stood the test of time. The producers of this cheese use the same methods that have been used for centuries.

Also in our Cheese Shop are Buffalo Mozzarella, Terroir’s Halloumi Grilling Cheese and Mascarpone all of which may be used in recipes involving outdoor dining. We will share these recipes in coming days on Instagram and Facebook.

Also NEW is Dried Pork Jowl (limited supply, prized in Italian Cuisine), Pancetta (which may be cut to your liking, great for Carbonara) and Piacenti Salami from Tuscany (various types, pre-packaged)

Herma’s Homemade Crostini

Available NOW and throughout the summer!

Really the most scrumptious vehicle for cheese, dips and pates available. Nobody makes crostini quite as tasty as  Herma. Find in our Cheese Shop.

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Herma’s Homemade Crostini

We are OPEN all weekend including Victoria Day.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Victoria Day Monday

Victoria Day Weekend – Food Suggestions

To view our favorite condiments and foods for Victoria Day Weekend and the warm weather months ahead go to the blog section of or click on the following link…

Herma’s Victoria Day Food Suggestions – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (

We look forward to seeing you in coming days as you prepare to enjoy the beauty that is all around you.

Stay safe and be well.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts

p.s. While we are open for in-store shopping 7 days a week, don’t forget that we also have a Shopify Online Page that may be accessed through our website, Items are being added daily for your convenience.