Why not share some home-made love this Valentine’s Day? Consider making a donation, and the hermitage-made Fortitude Fudge, St. Bernard Love of God Bourbon Balls and Sea-Salted Caramels will be ready-fresh per order. I will ship anywhere in the continental United States, but local orders may pick up at the hermitage or agreed upon location. I pray from start to finish of each order for the person ordering and/or recipients if a gift.
All proceeds from these Valentine orders benefit the Women’s Care Center.
To see more about the best treats this side of heaven, click on “Joyful Hermit Shoppe: Food Items” found under “Pages”, on the right side of this post. But I’ll give an overview and some photos of these heavenly sweets, right here, right now!
St. Bernard Love of God Bourbon Balls
A great gift for men (but women love them, too), these little love balls are potent with the finest of bourbons. You may choose between the lovely Four Roses Single Barrel Batch, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, or Woodford Reserve. (For large orders, I will use a bourbon of your choice.)
The black oval tin holds 5 bourbon balls. A medium-size red heart tin holds easily 12. Or, you may want a wee taste as in the tiny, red-or-white heart sampler tin with 3 bourbon balls. Multum in parvo!
Suggested donation: 3-pack in red/white heart tin, 3×3″ – $3.oo 5-pack black oval tin, 3×4″ – $4.50 12-pack red heart tin, 6½x6½ – $9.00 Shipping & handling, extra – approx. $4.00 for small and $8.00 for larger sizes
Quite by accident I came upon an ingredient that makes this fudge the absolute creamiest–at least in my many years of fudging! While I offer to make the fudge in various, choice chocolates (dark or semi-dark; with or w/out nuts), the darkest of dark, sea-salted Fortitude Fudge is the parousia of fudges. Connoisseurs thus far desire none other. Find out for yourself!
Dark Night of the Soul Darkest Fudge: 8 oz. – $5.75; 1 lb. – $11 Dark Night of the Senses Semi-Dark: 8 oz. – $5.25; 1 lb. – $10 Note: 8-oz. slab approx. 3×4″; 1 lb. slab approx. 4×6″. Sea-salted add 50¢; nuts add $1.00 per item ordered. Shipping & handling approx. $3.50 for 8 oz. and $5.75 for 1 lb.
Temperance Sea-Salted Caramels
These luscious, melt-in-the-mouth caramels are so good that you will realize that temperance is indeed a much-needed virtue! One bite leads to another…especially when a burst of sea-salt splashes upon the caramel sweetness, causing a sensational surprise! Try vanilla, pistachio or coffee–or all three varieties. With these caramels, one good taste leads to another: have extra on hand.
3-oz. (approx. 7 pieces) in heart tin: $3.50
4-oz. (approx. 9 pieces) in heart gift bag: $3.50
8-oz. (approx. 18 pieces) in heart gift bag: $6.50
1 lb. (approx. 36 pieces) in heart gift bag: $12.00
Select Sea-Salted Vanilla, Pistachio or Coffee; and if ordering the tin, choose red or white. Caramels are individually wax paper wrapped. Shipping & handling: approx. $3.75 for 3- to 8-oz. and $5.75 for 1 lb.
Email the specifics of your order: firstname.lastname@example.org. Once details are arranged, donations may be made via the Paypal “donate” button in the sidebar to the right of this post or if local, checks are accepted. Please give your prayer intentions if you desire, as I truly do pray for you and your intentions from start to finish on each order.
This is a wonderful page.
I loved the true stories and recipes.
With this ever- selfish world, I would love to find peace outside this rat race.
You notice, monks etc. find peace and knowledge when there are in solitude.
This is no accident.
I wish you a full recovery with your neck.
Thanks for your well-wishes. I have not done posts for awhile. Also had a rather serious shoulder surgery, the second one.
I am now having to relocate, which at times makes me feel forced to do that which I was not ready to do. But I liken it to death, and
it is very good to have death-rehearsals in detaching from this life and to keep toiling and praying! God bless His Real Presence in you!