There are stars you haven’t seen and loves you haven’t loved, there’s light you haven’t felt, and sunrises yet to down, there are dreams you haven’t dreamt and days you haven’t lived, and nights you won’t forget, and flowers yet to grow, and there is more to you that you have yet to know. – Gaby Comprés
Six more weekends before the big day! Below are some exciting NEW arrivals we believe will make great gifts this holiday season. Also find a wealth of European goods that are arriving daily, special this time of year. More about our holiday food arrivals, gift ideas and decorations may be found on our Christmas page at hermas.ca.
This Week's Gift Ideas - Just arrived!
photo by Myra Bag
Come view our collection of leather bags reminiscent of the old west. Some are classic and made of worn leather, others are a combination of hand tooled leather and hair-on-hide with the occasional fringe. The purses will certainly lend your otherwise classic look an authentic rebellious, wild beauty. Also a lovely look when worn with denim and boots.
Earrings and Bracelets
photo by Ink + Alloy and KEVA Style
Our jewelry collection just got more varied with beautiful, handcrafted pieces to wear during holiday parties or to give as gifts. Wear the colourful, dangly earrings and bracelets with a little black dress for an elegant + timeless look or lean into your funky-fun side by pairing them with a classic denim jacket + playful sneakers. Each pair of the leather earrings is one-of-a-kind as the texture of the leather will vary slightly with each piece.
Introducing 1pt Infusion Kits and Blends
These NEW cocktail infusion kits, infusion blends and bar tools have been featured in Buzz Feed, USA Today, Oprah’s Favourite Things 2022 and Urban Daddy.
At my house, we often infuse vodka or tequila with ingredients from my garden for fun cocktails. This company, founded by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs, makes it easy for you to make your own…You just mix one with your spirit of choice, let it sit for a few hours, and it’s ready to go. – Oprah Winfrey
Infusion Kit includes a high-durability lab glass infusion bottle with walnut-finish cap, a stainless-steel infusion basket ready to hold a single packet of any 1pt infusion blend and a tasting spoon.
Bar Bottle Kit includes bottle + stopper, drip stop pourers, funnel + strainer, tasting jigger, measuring spoon, zester and cocktail booklet.
For the holiday season we suggest…
Holiday Cheers Cocktail Blends
photo by 1pt, One Part Co.
Contains the following 3 packs of cocktail mixes perfect for holiday gatherings + a recipe booklet.
Peppermint Fizz (a mint-infused variation of the classic Gin Fizz) – Midnight 75 (an ordinary glass of champagne with a gourmet hint of light and aromatic mulling spice.) – Perfect Pom (spiced vanilla balanced with the tartness of winter pomegranate and refreshing lime)
All infusion blends contain natural ingredients that are sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free with NO artificial additives or GMOs.
Click the link below to view more about 1pt Cocktails…
More gift ideas?
We’ve received beautifully packaged olive oils from Huile D’Olive that are really stunning. Also just arrived are special Signature Boxes that house Mussini’s Aged Balsamic Vinegar. Bouboul’s Liqueur Chocolate Balls, Barratti & Milano Chocolates, Candies and Cookies along with all sorts of festive cakes are all delicious and oh so festive. To view what’s been arriving for the holidays take a look at our Christmas page at hermas.ca.
Taco's Find - Dreamfarm's Fluicer
photo by Dreamfarm
Dreamfarm did it again, distinguishing itself this time by making Time Magazine’s Best Inventions List.
Herma’s Cheese Shop
We have an amazing selection of cheeses special this time of year. Well stocked with all your favourites, old and new, like Le Delice de Bourgogne, Chateau de Bourgogne, Taleggio DOP, Brebirousse D’Argental, Brie de Meaux, St. Andre, Applewood Smoked Cheddar, Langres, Canestrato Sheep’s Milk with Pistachio, Zacharie Cloutier Gouda, Paulus Beer Gouda, Quicke’s Mature Cheddar, Saint Agur, Moliterno Al Tartufo and so much more.
Camembert le Médaillon
This is an artisan raw cow’s milk cheese from Normandy, France. It has a runny, supple and smooth paste that delivers a buttery, creamy, sweet and floral flavour.
Serve Baked Camembert at Happy Hour
Baked Camembert makes a beautiful appetizer to share and can easily be prepared at home in just a matter of 20 minutes.
Instructions for one type of recipe…
1. Score the Rind (With a sharp knife create a deep cross or crosshatch pattern on top of the rind.) – 2. Top it Off (Drizzle with honey, add leaves of Rosemary sprig, sprinkle with just a few chili flakes and season with sea salt.) – 3. Bake (Use the wooden box that houses the cheese (remove plastic) or put in a cheese baking pot with lid. Bake in the oven at 350 F for 12 to 15 minutes. No longer than that.) – 4. Serve (Enjoy while it is hot straight from the oven with toasted baguette slices or water crackers.)
Bread idea for dipping…Place cubes of stale bread onto stripped rosemary sprigs, drizzle them with olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and lay them on a tray. Put in the oven to cook with the Camembert. Voilà!
An Italian Charcuterie Board would be very nice served alongside Baked Camembert. We have a cooler full of lovely meats plus Prosciutto, Prosciutto with Truffle and Fennel Salami to slice.
Cheese Special this Weekend
Three-Year Mountain Oak Gouda 25% off
Farmstead’s Mountain Oak 3-year-old Gouda from New Hamburg, Ontario has a hard, flakey paste and some mineral crystal crunch. Rich and complex with flavours of butterscotch and hazelnut. Pair with Cabernet Sauvignon. Grand Campion at the 2017 British Empire Cheese Competition.
Douanier from Quebec 25% off
The aromas are earthy, milky, and rustic, while the flavors are creamy, mild, and reminiscent of green apples and nuts with aging. It has a line of ash running through the middle. Le Douanier won the Grand Champion award at the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix in 2004.
NEWS FLASH!!! Blanched, Fried Marcona Almonds from Spain are now in our Cheese Shop.
Herma’s Signature Products
Our Signature Products are made fresh on a weekly basis in Herma’s very own kitchen.
Find dips and spreads like Herma’s Chèvre (A mixture made with olives, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs), Savoury Cheddar Cheese Spread (A wonderful blend of the finest Canadian Cheddar pureed with herbs, spices and hot sauce!), Chicken Liver Pâté (made with the finest chicken livers, butter, onions, garlic, orange zest and more), Lemo-licious (fresh herbs, lemon zest and goat cheese), Marinated Goat Cheese Rounds (fresh goat cheese topped with roasted red peppers, capers and other spices) and Stilton Pâté (made with a fine Stilton which is blended with brandy, butter and other happy ingredients).
That’s a wrap!
Did you know that our Gift Certificates are wrapped at no additional cost and are ready and available to be purchased near our front desk? They come in increments of $25, $50 and $100. Herma’s signature bags, tissue, and ribbon are also always available for your gifting needs at no extra charge. Herma’s stunning gift wrap is available for a small fee. If you have questions or would like to place an order for custom gift basket(s) call 905-885-9250.
Our Christmas Page allows you to see picture slide shows of holiday food arrivals, decorations, gift ideas and specials.
Go to hermas.ca or click the link below.
Best wishes for a beautiful weekend. We look forward to your visit.
Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts