Herma’s News – Inspiring with delicious foods for the summer.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? – Rose Kennedy
The first day of summer has arrived, and with its arrival, our expectation for many lazy summer days spent enjoying yummy foods on our patio or deck (hopefully with a few friends and family).
During this newsletter and newsletters to come we hope we might inspire you with delicious foods and ideas to make your outdoor dining experience as enjoyable as possible.
Wishing you all the best for a summer well lived!
Dining in Style
Emile Henry + Chef & Sommelier
Emile Henry Grand Cru Dishes, 16 pieces $380 (while supply lasts)
In Marcigny, deep in the heart of Burgundy, France, Emile Henry impresses us with their commitment to craftsmanship using a unique Ceradon process. Their pieces are fired with an extremely durable glaze that gives the finished product a naturally non-stick surface that is scratch and chip resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures.
Chef & Sommelier Wine Glasses
Chef & Sommelier crystal clear stem glasses feature a unique bowl-shaped design to enhance the look and taste of your wine. They are made with Kwarx® glass technology for high break-resistant quality glassware that is sure to last.
Harry’s Wooden Boards
Present Cheese, Charcuterie, Fruit and/or Bread & Butter in rustic fashion on these handcrafted wooden boards.
There is something about the smooth warmth and indestructability of wood that makes slicing bread, salami and cheese on them gratifying. Handcrafted wooden boards are timeless, the way food would have been presented centuries ago.
Harry handcrafts his boards on site and brands them with Herma’s name. He has just recently finished creating over 75 new boards in the past month. Find them near Herma’s Cheese Shop.
Savings at Herma’s
50% OFF stunning long stemmed crystal wine, Prosecco and drinking glasses from D’Arques in Paris. While supply lasts.
Lovely as a wedding, birthday and housewarming gift!
Grilled Pear and Horseradish Jam on Herma’s Homemade Crostini
with Blue Cheese and Buffalo Mozzarella
Village Grocer Tips – The Perfectly Grilled Steak
photo of a Prime Striploin Steak
-Make sure the steak is room temperature before grilling.
– Brush the steak with oil on both sides and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Let stand for 10 minutes.
– Heat your grill to high.
-Place steaks on grill and sear on both sides.
– Lower temperature to medium and grill approximately 10 minutes turning steaks often to cook evenly.
– Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest for about 5 minutes before slicing to allow the juices to settle back into the meat.
Margaret’s Black Currant Cake Recipe
This recipe is GLUTEN FREE using Popham Lane Farm’s Black Currant Spread and Almond Flour. We love the combination of rich chocolate with the natural berry goodness of black currants. Delicious!
150 grams Almond Flour – 100 grams Butter or Margarine – 100 grams Sugar – 3 Eggs – 60 grams Cocoa – 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder – 1 jar of Popham Lane Farm’s Black Currant Spread – 1 cup of Whipping Cream
Optional: Drizzle cake with cognac before putting on spread
- Beat butter and sugar together until creamy. Add eggs one at a time.
- Mix dry ingredients and add to egg mixture.
- Place in pan and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Let cake cool and drizzle with cognac (optional).
- Spread entire jar of Black Currant Spread on top.
- Cover in whipped cream.
- Sprinkle cake with chocolate shavings.
This recipe is for one layer. Double the ingredients and bake a second layer for two layer cake.
For pretty presentation and extra berry flavour, spoon Popham Lane Farm Black Currant Sauce onto plate using a pretty sweeping motion. This berry sauce is all-natural and healthy with anti-oxidants.
Herma’s Cheese Shop
It’s here! St. Niklaus Raclette
Our favourite raclette is here just in time for outdoor dining and celebrating. Enjoy the oozing goodness of authentic raclette for special nights spent on your patio with friends.
Time to Party with BOSKA’s Partyclette!
photo by BOSKA
The Partyclette’s plates sit above tea candles which makes it ideal for cocktail parties and barbecues. Add the finest melting Raclette you can find and you have a perfect equation equaling an amazing evening.
Enjoy your melted cheese over delicious foods like Herma’s crostini, sliced baguette, boiled potatoes, salami, Prosciutto, Pancetta, sausages, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, pears, sliced apples and even hamburgers.
We also carry SWISSMAR’s Swivel and SWISSMAR’s Classic Raclette Machines.
Herma’s Signature Products
photos by Gary Mulcahey (Photo of Goat Cheese Rounds by Barry Mortin)
Herma’s Signature Products have been tried and true for more than 15 years. Whether served from the container or in your most elegant crystal, they are delicious enjoyed with friends outdoors and in.
Find in our coolers…
Goat Cheese Rounds – Herma’s Chevre – Stilton Pâté – Sundried Tomato Dip – Seafood Dazzler – Bacon Cheddar Spread – Beer Cheese Spread – Spicy Pimento Spread – Chicken Liver Pate – Lemo-Licious Cheese – Savoury Cheddar
Don’t forget to pick up Herma’s Homemade Crostini – the perfect vehicle for cheese and spreads.
We carry a variety of packaged salami from Europe and Canada which are found in our coolers, however we also carry an amazing selection of Italian meats that may be sliced to your liking.
These meats include Prosciutto, Pancetta and Fennel Salami which are designated with a protective status by the European Union. This protective status ensures quality by requiring the producers to follow strict rules as to where and how their ham and salami are made.
Janis is available on weekends while Herma and/or Margaret would also be happy to slice these meats during the week.
A delightful combination of Italian Gorgonzola DOP with the sweet freshness of Mascarpone. WAS $14.50 NOW $10.50, while supply lasts
A double cream brie that is perfect to use with our Gourmet du Village Baked Brie Kits. WAS $8.25 NOW $5.25, while supply lasts
Herma’s will be OPEN Canada Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you in coming days as you prepare for Canada Day celebrations!
Be well and stay safe.
Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts