Herma’s News – Saucy Dotty Visit, NEW Body Care and Boska’s NEW Barbeclette
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino
It is our great honour to carry innovative, high quality products that got their start from humble beginnings. Each product we carry has a story and we truly admire the creative people who have had the courage and vision to make their dreams reality.
This Saturday at 11 a.m. – Special Guest Saucy Dotty
One such creative person is special guest Dotty Worobetz who will be visiting Herma’s on Saturday at 11 a.m.. We hope you will have an opportunity to meet this fine lady and to taste Saucy Dotty’s bold and flavorful Gourmet Sauces.
Put it where you want it is her motto – may be used to marinade, glaze, as a dip, as a pizza base, and as a key ingredient in chili and stews.
NEW at Herma’s
Beekman 1802 – Body Care Products
Beekman 1802 at Herma’s – We carry…
Whipped Body Cream, Hand Cream, Lotion, and Soaps from these amazing products.
Pure Goat Milk – Sweet Grass – Fig Leaf – Arcadia – Oak Moss – Covent Garden
ALSO…Fresh Air (hand cream in special box) – Moon Shine (gem stone bar soap) – Lump of Kohl (detox purifying bar) – Lump of Gold (shimmer beauty bar) – Little Black Mask
Coming soon! Pot of Gold Body Cream that shimmers on the skin.
Benefits of Goat Milk for the Skin
1. minerals flush out toxins
2. caprylic acid allows milk to soak into skin
3. nutrient-rich properties hydrate and protect skin
4. alpha-hydroxy acids allow for exfoliation
The Fabulous Beekman Boys
Advertising Executive Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Dr. Brent Ridge who was former Vice President of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart purchased the historic Beekman Farm in 2007.
After loosing their jobs due to the recession of 2008, they moved from New York City to their farm in upstate New York. With the help of their farmer neighbor and his herd of dairy goats, they began producing soap and cheese. Their passion and courage has led them to create a line of products that are pure, clean, healthy and luxurious.
We are very excited to be carrying their amazing products.
Stonewall Kitchen – Humble Beginnings
Stonewall Kitchen began in 1991 and has grown from producing a few dozen jars for a farmers market to creating about 75,000 jars daily. Over the years they have received 29 prestigious awards. We are proud to carry over 75 of their many products.
“Our original recipe was inspired by my grandmother and her delicious blueberry pie. I wanted to create the smell of her freshly baked pie filled with tasty, ripe blueberries. And we did just that. Every time I open our Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, I think of my grandmother.” – Jim Stott
A unique fact? They use Pure Sugar Cane in their jams which is much healthier than high fructose corn syrup often found in other jams.
Stonewall Kitchen Recipe
Bourbon Pear Crostini
- 1 French baguette*, sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1/4 cup olive oil*
- 1/2 cup Bourbon Pear Onion Jam*
- 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
- 8 ounces Le Roitelet French Brie*
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Arrange baguette slices on two baking sheets. Brush olive oil on both sides. Bake 5- 10 minutes, turning over once during baking, until light golden brown.
- While crostini are baking, heat Bourbon Pear Onion Jam and cranberries over medium heat until the cranberries begin to crack and get soft. Set aside.
- Top each crostini with a thin slice of brie. Return to oven several minutes until the cheese melts.
- Top each crostini with the bourbon pear mixture and serve immediately.
* =May be found at Herma’s.
The Cheese Shop
We take pride in all the carefully chosen cheeses we carry. Come visit our Cheese Shop soon so that you may peruse our very rich selection of cheeses and charcuterie.
Buffalo Mozzarella DOP from Cilento
Fresh and exciting for Spring, this authentic Buffalo Mozzarella hails from the Campania region of Italy using the milk of water buffalo. What makes this mozzarella so special is that it contains twice the fat content of cow’s milk.
This slick white ball of cheese is packed in brine and is truly beautiful to behold.
How to Serve
Buffalo mozzarella is served in salads, in calzones, on pizza or crusty bread. Of course, you could also lift it straight from its briny bath and eat the cheese with your hands. We are excited to offer it as an addition to our summer-fresh cheese line-up. Make sure to let the mozzarella rest at room temperature for at least half an hour to release its exquisite fresh taste.
Caprese Salad Recipe
1. Toss garden fresh tomatoes gently with fresh basil, good quality olive oil and a sprinkling of fleur de sel and place in wide, shallow bowl. 2. Drain ball of mozzarella on a paper towel and split in half. 3. Gently tuck the mozzarella within the nest of tomatoes. 4. Baguette should be paired alongside the salad so that you may mop up the juices and olive oil.
You may also place buffalo mozzarella with a little salad of fresh pea shoots and mint that have been tossed in Olio Al Limone (lemon olive oil).
Introducing BOSKA’s NEW Barbeclette
Just in time for summer! With the unique Cheese Barbeclette, you can melt as much cheese on the barbecue as you would like. It’s perfect for a cozy summer night spent barbecuing. Add some drinks, nice background music, and happy company… your night is complete! – BOSKA
Take a look at this great clip from Rachel Ray as she introduces this fabulous NEW barbecue tool.
Big thanks to special guests!
Big thanks to Mark from Uncle Chester’s Flamin’ Hot Pepper Sauce and Richard and Isabelle from the Vintage Pizza Pie Company for sharing their amazing products with us this past Saturday.
It is always a special treat to watch as Richard and Isabelle create their pizza from scratch – firing it up in the wood stove which is attached to their beautiful vintage truck. Consider having them host your next party or wedding reception.
We hope you will come see us to enjoy all we have to offer. Have a fabulous weekend!
Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts