Our yearly holiday and furniture gift guide has gone to press! If you are on our mailing list, you will be receiving it shortly by mail or as an email PDF or you can click on the image above to view it online. Most of the items are in stock. The custom sofas are available in 3 weeks or less. Happy shopping!
We’ve been getting many questions regarding one of our most popular products, the Frida kitchenware line. Some customers have been asking about the history of these unique pots and pans while others would like to be reminded exactly of how to prepare and clean this cookware. We thought it best to answer all of your questions in one place! If you’ve never heard of our Frida pots, stop into the store or take a look at the selection available in our online catalog.
About: Black clay cookware can be traced back 700 years to objects found in pre-Columbian archaeological sites. Still made in the traditional manner, mostly by women, each piece is shaped by hand. There are no toxins used. There is no lead or glaze. The smooth finish is the result of hand-burnishing riverside with stones, therefore no two are alike! Imperfections are normal, as well as the clay changing to a terracotta color when heated over time.
Use: Ideal for cooking and serving. Can be placed on open fire. Oven, microwave and stovetop safe. We recommend using a heat diffuser when cooking on an electric range. Do not expose to sudden changes in temperature, such as moving from the refrigerator to a hot oven, placing it in a preheated oven or placing it on a cold surface when it is hot.
Before using: Season before use by filling three-quarters full of water and placing in an oven for 30 minutes at 400ºF UNCOVERED. Do not preheat oven when placing pot in oven! This usually seals the cookware, although a complete seal is sometimes achieved only after it has been used several times for cooking. Boiling milk in the vessel may help if you still find it to be too porous, but this is rarely necessary.
Cleaning:After seasoning, the cookware cleans easily. A quick soak and wipe down with a sponge or damp rag is all you need to clean it. The dishwasher and abrasive cleaners are NOT recommended.
03.08.11 / gift ideas, kitchen & entertainment, shop online, stuff we love / Author: Ms. Fusion / Comments: (0)
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We at Fusion Home are ringing in the new with these fantastic, dainty champagne flutes. Thoughtfully, each glass has a different design, making it easier for party guests to recognize their own drink. It’s the New Year’s Eve must-have (also makes a fine wedding gift!).
Happy 2011 from all of us here at Fusion Home– we hope your new year is a joyful one!
12.28.10 / gift ideas, holiday selection, kitchen & entertainment, new arrivals, stuff we love / Author: Ms. Fusion / Comments: (2)
Tags: champagne flutes, flutes, glasses, holiday, new years, new years eve, party, wedding gift
Looking for a new place to eat? Try Moqueca, we highly recommend it! Nestled in Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, this restaurant is known for its Brazillian cuisine, including, well, moqueca. Traditional moqueca is a tasty seafood and vegatable dish made in clay pots, much like our selection of Columbian-made Frida Pots (available in store and online). Try it at Moqueca on 3550 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard to see just what this kind of cookware can do!
Fusion Home is known for its selection of totally unique salt & pepper shakers. We even have customers that return annually to find the latest set to add to their collection. This year, it’s all about this little guy. Two separate glass pieces make up the shape of a single, happy wiener dog, its top half for salt and its rear end for pepper. At about 6” long, our glass dachshund charms pretty much everyone. Really, who doesn’t love dachshunds?
11.20.10 / gift ideas, kitchen & entertainment, stuff we love / Author: Ms. Fusion / Comments: (0)
Tags: dachshund, dogs, entertainment, glass dachshund salt and pepper shaker, kitchen, salt & pepper shakers