Herma’s News – Recipes and Food Ideas

The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – William Butler Yeats

Dear Customers,

As the summer rages on be sure to stop by for a fun shopping experience and to pick up some of your favourite gourmet foods. Also be sure to see us this Saturday as Herma is preparing something extra-special for you to taste.

In Herma’s Kitchen this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Herma will be offering some special food tastings involving salad using Sino’s Ceasar Dressing, a new Roasted Ham called Il Brace Taglio Culatello with Aromatic Herbs and other fun samplings.

This is a NEW roasted ham enriched by the addition of aromatic herbs. It is completely handmade – first steamed, dry cooked in porchetta ovens and hand-tied with linen string. It carries with it the delicate aroma of fresh herbs and its crust gives it a yummy roasted flavour. Come by to sample this Saturday!

Inspired by Gourmet Inspirations

photo by Gourmet Inspirations

Try their Sweet & Spicy Lemon _____!

Is it a glaze, sauce, marinade or dressing? It’s all four in one.

By using lemon in this sweet and spicy sauce, all of the other ingredients work with it to further enhance the flavor of your food. It makes it sing! But it isn’t just one note! The rosemary in this marinade adds a herbaceousness and the cracked black pepper gives it an overall warmth – just a touch of heat to round out the tasting experience.

How to use it…

Salads – Vegetables – Marinate Meat, Poultry, Seafood & Pork – Use over Pasta or Rice – Stir-Fry – Avacado Toast – Use as a base for Salad Dressings and Vinaigrettes – Scallops – Icing Glaze too (cookies and cakes)

Try these recipes!

photos by Gourmet Inspirations

Glazed Salmon With Sweet & Spicy Lemon Glaze


1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted – 3 cloves garlic, minced – 1/2 cup Gourmet Inspiration’s Sweet & Spicy Lemon Sauce – 2 (6-oz) Salmon Fillets – Gourmet Inspiration’s Land n’ Sea Rub – 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves – Lemon for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet or in a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, garlic and Gourmet Inspirations Sweet & Spicy Lemon Sauce
  3. Season Salmon with Land n’ Sea Rub, to taste, and place onto the prepared baking dish. Drizzle with butter and sauce mixture.
  4. Place into oven and bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Serve immediate, garnished with lemon, if desired.

Egg & Avocado on Flatbread


1 flatbread or 1 slice sourdough bread – 1 ripe avocado, mashed – 1 egg, poached or fried – Gourmet Inspiration’s Sweet & Spicy Lemon Sauce


  1. Toast a flatbread or a slice of your favourite bread and then top with mashed avocado.
  2. Cook the egg as desired and gently place it on top of the toast.
  3. Drizzle Sweet & Spicy Lemon sauce over the egg and avocado!

Creamy Peppercorn Whisky Steak Sauce

photo by Gourmet Inspirations

While decadent, you will not find this creamy peppercorn sauce to be heavy. The whisky balances and lightens the cream and the addition of peppercorn adds a light touch of heat for a clean finish on the palette. Molasses with lots of good nutrients adds another layer of depth to the sauce.  But don’t let all this sweet talk fool you! Creamy Peppercorn Whisky is all savory and umami.

Serving suggestion…Add the Creamy Peppercorn Whisky sauce to the pan you cooked the meat or veggies in, and slowly warm it up at a low temperature so that it absorbs the bit of flavour left in the pan. Give the sauce a good stir and slather your meat or vegetables with the sauce. Is nice also served from a gravy boat.

Enjoy the peppercorn sauce with our Flank Steaks or Striploin Steaks from the Village Grocer. Goes well with the addition of mushrooms, onions, potatoes and/or fries. Gourmet Inspiration’s Smoke & Spice Rub and Canadian Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce would be delicious used with your steak in addition to the peppercorn sauce (although not necessary).

Canadian Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Canadian Maple Syrup adds sweetness and depth to the overall flavour of this barbecue sauce. Think rich, smooth, deep and full. The acid of the dark balsamic vinegar mellows out the sweetness for a lovely punch of beautiful flavour.

How to use…

Slather it on ribs – Use as a Burger Topping – Steak!!! – Top your meatloaf with this BBQ sauce before you bake it. – Add to your meatball mixture for a great flavour punch. – Use as Glaze for your wings.

Herma’s Cheese Shop

With Janis’ expert advice you will rest easy that you have chosen the perfect cheese for yourself and guests. And remember that we have a lovely selection of charcuterie from which to choose including Prosciutto, Porchetta Ham and Fennel Salami which may be sliced to your liking.

NEW Arrivals

That’s a wrap!

And never has it been more beautiful.

Herma will wrap your purchase beautifully for $10. A work of art!

Have a wonderful weekend full of summer fun. We look forward to seeing you in coming days.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts