Herma's News - Spice up your summer!

Herma’s News – Spice up your summer!

Every particular in nature – a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time – is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Customers,

Herma has been visiting gift shows finding new merchandise. All of us at Herma’s love to receive new shipments of merchandise and we love the excitement this new merchandise generates as the whole look of the store changes with its arrival.

As Herma has been going about figuring out how she may spice things up within the store, we thought you might like to spice up your summer with some actual spices.

Spice up your summerSpices define much about a culture’s cuisine. Aromatic and savoury or warm and sweet, the combinations of spices are key to flavour, whether used in authentic traditional dishes or in unusual and unexpected ways. We hope to show you both ways with everything from Curry to Fire and Brimstone,  Jerk Spice Rub to Moroccan Blend and Herbes de Provence. – Epicentre

Sheek Kebabs Recipe

Mild but aromatic, these kebabs can be served as a starter with lemon wedges or as a main course with rice and chutneys.


l lb (455 g) lamb*, minced – 1 small onion – 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger – 1 tsp. flour, preferably besan (chick pea) – 2 garlic cloves, crushed – 2 tsp. lemon juice – 2 tsp. Epicentre Moroccan Blend (authentic Ras el Hanout) – 1 tsp. salt
Grate onion and ginger over the meat; add garlic, lemon juice and flour and mix thoroughly.
Add the Epicentre Morrocan Blend and salt with the remaining ingredients and add to the meat.
Knead the mixture and spices for several minutes.
Form round skewers in a sausage about 6” x 1” (150 mm x 25 mm) and refrigerate for at least two hours to firm up.
Brush with oil and cook under a hot grill, turning carefully until evenly browned.
* Substitute ground beef, chicken, or  turkey if you prefer

Emile Henry Grill Stone

We suggest using our Emile Henry Grill Stone to create these exotic kebobs!

Epicentre Video on Herma’s Website

Spicing Summer Fruit

To find out how to spice up summer fruit using Epicentre Spices see Herma’s videos page. Click on Spicing Summer Fruit. You’ll also find other wonderful videos about Herma’s foods and merchandise.

Savings at Herma’s

50% off Thymes Body Care Products

(Gold Leaf EXCLUDED)

Frothy Matcha tea. Seductive bergamot. Tangy lemongrass. Spicy cardamom. – Thymes

Please remember that our complimentary gift wrap does not apply to discounted items.

Cheese DepartmentWe have an amazing selection of cheeses in our Cheese Boutique including a new delivery of our much beloved Beppino Occelli Cheeses.

Featured Cheeses

Occelli al Barolo

This cheese is produced from cow’s milk . It is aged for at least five months in the Valcasotto cellars and has a hard consistency. It is then refined for two more months in Langa vineyards where it is enriched with Barolo wine. – Beppino Occelli

Occelli con Frutta e Grappa di Moscato

This is a cheese made from sheep’s and cow’s milk. Left to age for a minimum of 12 months, it is then refined with the addition of fruit or Grappa di Moscato (Muscat Grappa) that enhance even further its organoleptic qualities, thus offering a truly “unique” sensorial experience.” – Beppino Occelli

Other items of mention…Cheese Tray for Two

Be sure to pick up these trays to enjoy on-the-go with a friend in the park or by the lake. Find in our coolers.

Welcome Back Margaret!

We are so happy to have Margaret back with us after recovering from a bad fall.

Coming soon…Fall Events Announcement

We are busy planning Fall Events and will announce them soon! Very excited.

We hope you will visit Herma’s as you go about spicing up your summer with something special. Have a great weekend!


Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts