Herma’s News – Victoria Day Weekend – Celebrating with food! Preparing for Warm Weather Days

Seize the day, take hold of it and make it whatever you want! – Jessica Sorenson

Dear Customers,

Victoria Day Long Weekend is a great time to have fun with friends, celebrate the arrival of warm weather, do yard work, and, if it applies to you, a time to open up the cottage. Be sure to visit Herma’s for delicious foods that will make celebrating this weekend enjoyable.

Holiday Hours

We are OPEN all weekend including Victoria Day Monday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m..

Preparing for Warm Weather Days

Picnic anyone? Twine’s Cape Cod Picnic Baskets at Herma’s

photo courtesy of True Brands

Just in time for warm weather and eating alfresco, find this wicker picnic basket for two and a larger version for four people at Herma’s. Includes plates, flatware, salt and pepper shakers, napkins and wine glasses.

Govino Cups

Shatterproof + Reuse Over and Over + Clear as Crystal = Party on the Patio

photos by Govino

Every time you reuse your Govino cup, you are helping to eliminate one more plastic cup from entering our precious oceans and ecosystems. These award-winning, polymer wine and whiskey cups will have you partying and relaxing in style on your deck or patio. Dishwasher safe and BPA-free.

Jolly Cut Cocktail Co. Drink Mixes

photos by Jolly Cut Cocktail Co.

Jolly Cut Cocktail Co. has created a line of cocktail syrups made in Prince Edward County using only natural, wild foraged and organic ingredients. Create drinks like Old Fashioned, Sumac Cosmo, Classic Daiquiri, Tom Collins, Manhattan and a Sour.

Jolly Cut Drink Recipes

To find drink recipes go to the blog section of hermas.ca or click on the link below…

Jolly Cut’s Cocktail Recipes – Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts (hermas.ca)

Perfect for a festive weekend with friends!

Downton Abbey’s Mason Cash Mixing Bowls

Will they make an appearance in this weekend’s new movie?

photo by Mason Cash

Used by Daisy and Mrs. Patmore in Downton Abbey episodes, by master bakers for some recent royal weddings and during the Great British Baking show, Mason Cash has gained a stellar reputation during the past 200 years for creating amazing ceramic mixing bowls such as the one pictured. Find at Herma’s!

Victoria Day Weekend – Celebrating with food!

Grill with juicy, specially chosen meat from the Village Grocer

New York Sirloin Steak – Marinated Flank Steak – Maple Sugar Ham – Caesar Flat Chicken – Hyatt Flat Chicken – Rosemary Flat Chicken – Barbecue Flat Chicken – Rosemary Flat Chicken – Teriyaki Flat Chicken – Jamaican Jerk Flat Chicken – Prime Rib Beef Sausage – Guinness Pork Sausage – Chorizo Pork Sausage – Bratwurst Pork Sausage

We have also recently obtained some amazing Tomahawk steaks. Limited quantities. 

Our favourite side for steaks?

Potato Dauphinoise may be found in our freezer section. They are really the best we have ever tried and only need to be heated. A delicious, creamy side to accompany your grilled steak.

Manoucher’s Artisan Bread

photo by Manoucher Bread

What we carry…

Manoucher Baguette (long and short) The classic Parisian baguette for picnics, al fresco dining and in-door dining.

Manoucher Basil Folded Loaf is folded around the finest fresh and dried basil and fragrant olive oil. Makes a beautiful sandwich bread. We love them with ham, gouda and an aioli spread.

Manoucher’s Flat Bread (with Poppy seed, Sesame Seed, Garlic and Onion). A tasty, crispy bread that may be used for dipping into Garlic Expressions and also the perfect side for soups.

Persian Noon Loaf is a hand shaped and folded bread with feta cheese, olive oil and basil. Another lovely bread great for sandwiches or sliced into finger sandwiches and enjoyed all by themselves.

Pizza Crust from Manoucher is a wonderful canvas from which to create a yummy pizza. It also makes a pretty cheese and charcuterie base that is edible as seen in the picture.

Seafood in our Freezers – Make the best appetizers!

Bacon Wrapped Scallops – Black Tiger Shrimp – Scallops  – Shrimp & Scallop Gratin – Salmon – Escargot (Find dishes for escargot at Herma’s.)

Herma’s Signature Products

Seafood Medley in glass with shrimp sitting on the rim. Great enjoyed alongside one another.

Herma’s Signature Collection

Chicken Liver Pate – Goat Cheese Rounds – Savoury Cheddar Spread – Herma’s Chevre – Stilton Pate – Sundried Tomato Dip – Beer Cheese Spread – Bacon Cheddar Spread – Lemo-licious – Spicy Pimento Spread – Seafood Dazzler – Gigandes (Large Butter Beans in a Vinaigrette)  Papperdew Peppers – Homemade Crostini

Seafood Medley Serving Suggestion

Herma’s Seafood Dazzler is delicious served warm on top of Herma’s homemade Crostini and is lovely served alongside Tiger Shrimp and Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Lemo-licious is also a lovely match for seafood, especially salmon. 

Herma’s Cheese Shop

Cheese Suggestions

Paulus Abbey Beer Cheese – Irish Porter – VSOC Gold Gouda – Black Lemon Gouda  – Bufflonne Rousse – Saint Andre – Chateau de Bourgogne

Other additions for your board…

Add charcuterie, olives, nuts, crackers and cheese condiments to fill out your cheese platter for a wonderful afternoon and evening of grazing. Fruit, too, like cherries (great enjoyed with Triple Creams), Muscat Grapes and thin slices of pears would be a wonderful addition to your platter as well.

Victoria Day Cheese Specials

25% off Pinot Grigio Rose and 25% off Blue Cheese aged with Grappa

Hamburger Topping Ideas

We love Bock’s collection of onion confit with beer and berries as it adds a delicious, unique flavour to your burgers.

Also Janis will be opening a wheel of Delft Blue this weekend – a fabulous blue that is easy to slice – great for sandwiches and burgers. Try a sample this weekend!

Opening your cottage this weekend?

Easily Prepared Food

Our Village Kitchen frozen meals and soups will provide you the perfect opportunity to cook something special without all the fuss or mess. This leaves you time to perform all your chores without having to worry about what you are going to eat.

Cleaning Products

Ecologie Swedish Sponge Cloths

These eco-friendly sponge cloths do the work of 17 paper towel rolls and five kitchen sponges. They can be washed 200 times and when they have reached the end of their life may be composted.

Universal Stone

We love, love, love this non-toxic, eco-friendly cure for every surface, grime and stain.

Also find NEW Moncillo Wood Cleaners, Fridge Cleaners and All-Purpose Sprays with pretty aroma.

We look forward to seeing you in coming days as you prepare for your long weekend and all the wonderful warm weather days we have ahead of us.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator