Feb 10
2010

La Fuji Mama & OpenSky

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In the past I have been hesitant to add anything like an amazon.com shop to my blog.  I just didn’t see the benefit to you as my readers, as it is so impersonal and wouldn’t really add to your experience here on LFM.  That changed however, when I learned about a company that I believe is going to change the face of e-commerce.  OpenSky is a community driven shopping experience made up of individual shops run by online experts—people like Michael Ruhlman and Greg of Sippity Sup whose blogs I read and opinions I trust.  In these shops you are able to ask the shopkeepers questions about the products.  Shopkeepers are able to share their own pictures, videos, and experiences about why they love those products.  It’s like being able to walk into a mom and pop store and ask questions about items before you make any decisions.

Open Sky logo

I am very excited to announce the opening of the La Fuji Mama Shop.  Why am I excited?  Because now I have a place to share with you the things that I love and use often.  Some of the items aren’t always easy to find, and the OpenSky team has helped me to find suppliers so that you can have access to my favorites.  That apron that Squirrel loves to wear so much when she’s helping me out in the kitchen?  Yep, it’s in my shop, as well as the thermometer I use when making bread.

Squirrel Wearing Curious Chef Gear

I am starting small, but will slowly be adding more to my shop.  Come and check out the La Fuji Mama Shop!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

The Cooking Ninja February 10, 2010 at 10:07 am

Cool! I’m sure you will have great success! :) All the best!

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Bob February 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

Ha! That’s an awesome apron. Heh.

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Paula - bell'alimento February 10, 2010 at 11:18 am

Congratulations on your Open Sky Store! Will be heading over to check it out! & btw LURVE your new header it’s SMASHING!

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[email protected] February 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Looking forward to browsing your new shop!

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foodlovers February 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm

all the best for u dear

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Jessica February 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Hi! I just started following your blog a week ago while searching for a tutorial on making tofu!

After reading today’s entry I wanted to recommend to you http://www.etsy.com. From the way you describe OpenSky it sounds somewhat similar. Enjoy!

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Fuji Mama (Rachael) February 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm

@Jessica — Yes! I’m familiar with Etsy. OpenSky shops aren’t supplied with things that are handmade/supplied by the shop owner however. Everything in my shop is from a variety of manufacturers. But it’s kind of like a cross between Etsy and Amazon.com!

Did you make any tofu?

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Megan February 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Hi LFM. I just wanted to let you know this week I have made your nutella pavlovas (bought the pav shells though) and your miso soup with poached eggs and pumpkin. Again, thank you for these. They allowed me to appear inventive and clever and everyone loved them. Whenever we finish up a meal using your recipes (and I have received many compliments) I always say “thank you, Fuji Mama”. My friends think I’m crazy, but my hubby understands!

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Megan February 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm

By the way, I’m looking forward to check out your shop and Squirrel is as cute as ever she was! I love the headwear. It really suits her.

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[email protected] February 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Rachael – congrats on the Open Sky store – It’s on my list of things to check out for myself but in the meantime I will head on over to yours!!

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sippitysup February 10, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Hey did you get a new dress? New Hair-do..? New Shoes? Something seems different! Here’s a heads up. regarding Open Sky! Check into SS early tomorrow 20 lucky folks are going to get a DEAL! GREG

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Melanie (Kimono Reincarnate) February 11, 2010 at 1:26 am

Congratulations on the opening of the store! That apron sure is sweet!

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Fuji Mama February 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm

@Megan— Aaaaw, thanks Megan! You made my day!

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Fuji Mama February 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm

@sippitysup Yep, LFM got a little bit of a “face lift”! LOL

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction February 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Sounds great! The apron is super cute!

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