Herma and Margo at Open House

Herma’s News – Summer Entertaining, Father’s Day and Smelling Good

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.Louisa May Alcott

Dear Customers,

At Herma’s we are not only concerned about making our homes beautiful and our food delicious. We also love the smell of beautiful fragrances and the texture of quality body care products. This is why we are excited to announce that the complete lines of Gold Leaf from Thymes and Mistral for men are now fully stocked on our shelves.

Thyme’s Gold Leaf

Everyone loves the smooth jasmine, sheer roses, heady hyacinth, creamy lily of the valley, and lavish oak moss that are all brought together in one beautiful fragrance.

Mistral for Men – now with a NEW look.

Mistral Grooming Products for men are not only for men. Women also enjoy the masculine fragrance as they cuddle up to their husband or boyfriend. Below are the two masculine, swoon-worthy Mistral Collections we offer at Herma’s.

Cedarwood Marine Collection

This original combination evokes a seaside forest where cedarwood, marine essences and cool eucalyptus create a clean, refreshing aroma. – Mistral

Bourbon Vanilla

Warm, full-bodied and complex, the subtle sweetness of vanilla contrasts with the smoked oak, dark spices and a mesmerizing twist of golden tobacco leaf. – Mistral

We offer…Body Wash – Cologne – Face Wash – Shaving Cream – Post Shave Balm – Soap

Father’s Day Gift Idea

Consider giving Mistral for men as a gift for Father’s Day. Gordon has also prepared ready-to-purchase gift baskets that are perfect for your father or friend. And remember, gift wrap is complimentary for all regular priced gifts of $25 or more.

Antique Automobile Club paid a visit to Herma’s!

We would like to thank the members of the Antique Automobile Club of America (Ontario Division) for visiting Herma’s on Sunday. Fun was had by all. Thank you for taking us down memory lane.

Margo Silver’s delicious pastas, risotto, balsamic vinegars and more

We have always been in awe of the foods and recipes that Margo Silver has shared with us through the years. This is why we are happy to offer a large array of the foods she loves within our store.

Find products from companies like Rummo, Caponi, Bell Mela, A L’Olivier, Acquerello and other delicious Italian foods beautifully displayed on our shelves in the Studio!

Margo Silver on Risotto Video

Find a video of Margo Silver talking about Acquerello‘s Risotto and why it is so special by clicking on this link…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtMzAAs9oUI or go to videos in the about section of hermas.ca.

Cheese Department

Summer is just around the corner and we are already experiencing weather that is perfect for entertaining outdoors.

Let’s face it, artisan cheese is best enjoyed al fresco. We consider the enjoyment of artisan cheese, charcuterie, and fruit outdoors on beautiful sunny days to truly be what the Italians consider la dolce vita – the sweet life.

To ensure you enjoy yourself outdoors with cheese this summer, Cathy and Margaret have planned an exciting new event in which they will share ideas and offer samples.

Mark your calendars for…

Summer Entertaining with Cheese

Saturday, June 23rd in our Courtyard, complimentary

Stay tuned – more details to come.

We also thought you might enjoy…

Burrata with Speck, Peas and Mint Recipe


1/3 Cup Fresh or Frozen Baby Peas*

1/4 Cup Packed Finely Shredded Mint Leaves

1 1/2 Teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice

3 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil*

1/4 Cup Freshly Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, plus more for sprinkling*

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper*

8 Thin Slices of Speck (about 2 oz)*

6 oz Burrata Cheese, cut into 4 pieces*

Burrata is a soft, fresh Italian cheese that is a mix of mozzarella and cream.

(* = found at Herma’s)


Step 1 – In a small pot of salted boiling water, cook the peas until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water; pat dry. In a medium bowl, toss peas with mint, lemon juice, olive oil and 1/4 cup of Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 2 – Arrange 4 slices of the speck on each plate and top with 2 pieces of the burrata. Spoon the pea mixture over the burrata. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and serve.

Recipe by Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton

Be sure to find your cheese, speck and olive oil at Herma’s.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and that we will have the pleasure of seeing you at Herma’s soon.

Best Regards,

Meredith Ender

Communication Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts