Herma's News - Holiday Entertaining

Herma’s News – Holiday Entertaining

As you relish the goodies, decorate every nook and corner of your home and enjoy the get-togethers…May the joy and festivities continue to radiate in your lives long after Christmas is gone. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! – Unknown

Dear Customers,

Entertaining at Christmas can be so magical and the merriment a festive party may create produces memories that warm the heart. We hope we may aid you in your preparations and serve to inspire for the holidays.

Herma’s Entertaining Ideas using Artisan Edibles

Try pairing preserves with certain cheeses and place on your favourite cracker to create something truly delightful. Below are just a few ideas of what you may want to do with your preserves.

Sparkling Wild Rose Petal Jelly (pair with triple cream brie or camembert and enjoy with your favorite bubbly) – Pomegranate Hot Pepper Jelly (emboldens a cracker and adds a sassy tang to goat cheese and other soft creamy cheeses) – Apple Fig Ginger Chutney – (great on a grilled cheese sandwich and is strong enough to pair with Stilton) – Rhubarb Sour Cherry Chutney with Red Wine – (pair with your favourite white truffle chevre, with potato latkes, and on a savoury cheese cake).

Find recipes for Artisan Edibles on Facebook for entertaining ideas.

Cathy also recommends…

Heritier from Belgium has some lovely preserves which pair nicely with British cheeses. They include Onion & Raspberry and Figs & Port.

Richardo’s Smokey Cherry BBQ Sauce

A party favourite is to add a small amount of BBQ sauce to white cheddar or Gouda – creating pizzazz to an otherwise mild cheese. This sauce also makes a lovely dipping sauce for spring rolls, samosas, or egg rolls.

Holiday Food Orders – Don’t wait til the last minute!

Turkeys ($3.69 lb) – Capons ($3.69 lb.) – Ham – Gravy – Stuffing – Cranberries – Tourtiere

Last day to order: Monday, December 19th; Pick up begins: Wednesday, December 21st

Call 905-885-9250 or stop by to order.

This Week’s Kitchen Find

Taco suggests…Emile Henry Tagines

For tender, moist meat Taco suggests you think outside of the pot and try Emile Henry’s Tagine when you cook your next bird. The cone-shaped lid allows steam to circulate for moisture. Emile Henry’s Flame Ceramic means you may use this tagine either on the stove or in the oven. It comes in two sizes!

Taco also wanted to announce that the Pirouette Whiskey Glass that spins is back in stock and make great gifts.

Village Kitchen Weekly Special – Starting Thursday

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25% off Chili Con Carne 880 gram and Beef & Barley Soup, while supply lasts

Savings at Herma’s – Mungiovi Sauces

Cheese Department – Jolly Ol’ England

Jolly Old St. Nick will certainly approve of our Jolly Ol’ England event in the Cheese Department. This Saturday expect to find all sorts of wonderful cheeses from Great Britain including Montgomery’s Firm Cheddar, Colston Basset Blue Stilton, Kit’s Calvert, and Red Leicester.

Cheese and Charcuterie Trays


Cathy, Janice, and Margaret will be happy to provide you with cheese and charcuterie trays for your holiday parties and get-togethers. They will also be happy to offer advice for those of you that wish to create your own. Call 905-885-9250 or stop by.

Signature Products


We have all our traditional Signature products available plus one that is here for a limited time only – Smoked Salmon Pate. Cheese Balls in Pepper and Italian will also be available for holiday entertaining. We hope you will get to try these and other Signature Products this holiday season. Find them in our coolers.

Chicken Liver Pate – Cheese Balls – Stilton Pate* – Herma’s Chevre – Marinated Goat Cheese Rounds – Pesto Cream Cheese – Savoury Cheddar Spread *- Special cheese Medley – Spicy Pimento* – Lemo-licious Cheese – Beer Cheese* – Sweet Potato Hummus – Seafood Dazzler

Those marked with an * may be frozen for longevity and may also be bought frozen. All products made from scratch weekly will last approximately two weeks.

Gift Baskets and Gift Wrap


Be sure to order your gift baskets soon and remember that complimentary wrap is available on all regular priced gifts of $25 or more. Because of the hustle and bustle of the season, wrap-time may take longer that usual and may have to be picked up the following day. Thanks for your patience in this matter.

And the winner of the Reader’s Choice Award’s Best Gift Store is…


We are proud to announce that Herma’s Fine Foods and Gifts has been awarded the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Gift Store in Northumberland County 2016. Thanks to all who voted for us and to Northumberland News for providing this award. It is quite an honour.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas season and that lots of memories are made with your loved ones and friends.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts