Do not wait for life. Do not long for it. Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now. – Marcel Proust
As more and more of us get vaccinated old ties are being refreshed and new relationships are being sparked. Time to find ways to enjoy evenings spent with friends, and for us that means unhurried conversations, delicious foods, good wine and candlelight.
Another fun past time? Going about town in style enjoying the thrill of fashion and glamour once again.
Now available at Herma’s…
Jacqueline Kent Fashion Accessories
Find NEW Bubbles and Bling Cups for On-the-Go, Strappy Purses and Key Chain with Secret Stainless Steel Straw at Herma’s. Live your life with panache and verve, and if you haven’t got it, get your start with Jacqueline Kent Bling.
Also find floral masks for summer along with dressier masks for formal occasions.
Evening of Tapas on the Patio
Enjoy a leisurely, unhurried meal with foods from Spain.
photo by Govino (crystal clear glassware for outdoors)
Tapas is the perfect way to live in the moment enjoying multiple small plates of simple, yet exciting foods brought out one after the other without being rushed.
Toasted Manoucher Baguette served with Manchego Cheese and melt-in-your mouth slices of Serrano Ham
Olives served with Feta
Seafood Paella with Chorizo Sausage (Paella Kits and Chorizo may be found at Herma’s.)
Shrimp pan fried with Caramelized Peppers, Olive Oil and Garlic
Toasted Almonds go nicely with Gazpacho (a cold vegetable soup)
Did you know? Tapas Trivia
Tapas first began in the 19th century, in the south of Spain, in Andalusia. The term translates as “lid” because a small plate with a free nibble would be placed on top of one’s glass presumably to protect the drink from flies and dust. Now of course Tapas is a Spanish past time of socializing while eating with friends and loved ones during happy hour and all night long.
NEW arrivals from Spain…
photo by Origen
Serrano Ham or Jamon Serrano is a Spanish dry-cured ham and regarded as a national treasure. It is made from native Spanish Iberian pigs and is slowly air dried. Jamon Serrano literally translates as ‘ham from the sierras’ or ‘ham from the highlands’.
Chorizo Sausage from Spain is fermented, cured and smoked, and as is the case with Spanish chorizo, have a distinctive smokiness and deep red colour from dried, smoked red peppers.
Manchego is a cheese made in the La Mancha region of Spain from the milk of Manchega-bred sheep. Our Manchego is handmade, raw and aged 12 months. Manchego has a firm and compact consistency and a buttery texture.
Almond Stuffed Olives – Gherkin Stuffed Olives – Gordal Olives with Peppers
Nuts (Handmade and Oven Roasted)
Blanched Marcona Almonds – Almonds with Nougat and Honey – Almonds with Salt and Paprika – Orange Pistachios
Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw, blended vegetables. It originated in the southern regions of the Iberian peninsula and spread into other areas. Gazpacho is often eaten during hot summers as it is refreshing and cool.
Red Wine Jam – Wild Berries Jam – Hot Chili Pepper Jam – Rose Petal Jam – Sweet Onions Jam
Other amazing foods from Spain…
Dried Figs – Artichoke Flowers in Oil – Artichoke Hearts – Caramelized Peppers – Cuttlefish Ink
Chocolates from Spain
Chocolate Cherry Bonbons and Chocolate Fig Bonbons
Recipe by Herma
Manoucher’s Persian Noon Bread – the Garlic Box’s Garlic Scape & Kale Pesto – Tomatoes – Red Onion – Parsley – Basil – Parmigiana Reggiano
1.Slice Persian Noon Bread.
2. Finely chop tomatoes, red onion, parsley and basil and toss together in large bowl.
3. Spread the Garlic Box’s Garlic Scape & Kale Pesto onto Persian Noon slices.
4. Place mixture on top
5. Grate fresh Parmigiana over top.
Favourite Pizza Ingredient Suggestion…
Next time you create your own pizza consider adding dollops of NDUJA Calabrese Spreadable Seasoned and Smoked Sausage and Taleggio. No time for pizza from scratch? Enjoy the fresh ingredients of the already delicious Vintage Pizza Pie Co. Prosciutto Honey Truffle Wood-Fired Pizza and add the two above ingredients. If you like heat, you’ll love this amazing sausage. Find in our coolers.
We hope you have an amazing weekend and that you will come see us soon.
Stay safe and be well.
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