Homespun and Fun
ELEGANT PHALAENOPSIS

ELEGANT PHALAENOPSIS

There's a greater appreciation for orchids, with l...

 
CRUNCHY FISH FILLET

CRUNCHY FISH FILLET

Sue Tanada's fish dish is light and perfect for su...

 
"TUYO" PASTA WITH OLIVES AND CAPERS

"TUYO" PASTA WITH OLIVES AND CAPERS

Bottled "tuyo" (salted fish) in olive oil has turn...

 
ASTOUNDING MEDINILLA MAGNIFICA

ASTOUNDING MEDINILLA MAGNIFICA

Myra Nepomuceno's Medinilla magnifica holds pride ...

 
WILD GARLIC SOUP

WILD GARLIC SOUP

My sis, Zita, gave me my first lesson on foraging ...

 
REFRESHING AVOCADO PEACHES GELATIN

REFRESHING AVOCADO PEACHES GELATIN

Keep cool in the hot summery months. Hydrate with ...

 
FESTIVE CHRISTMAS BERRIES

FESTIVE CHRISTMAS BERRIES

Myra Nepomuceno's potted Christmas berries is a ch...

 
ZITA

ZITA'S FLUFFY CUPCAKES

We can have our cake and eat it too, literally wit...

 
 

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Be inspired!

We aim to spark creativity through tried and tested ideas from friends who share what they do best.
Be inspired with family recipes, arts, crafts, and gardening projects for fun and profit.
Because working from home need not be a chore.
Be dynamic and productive as we engage, reinvent, and stretch ourselves.
We'd love for you to share your ideas too.

About the Author

Joy Manalac is a writer with an extensive background in Marketing Services and Communications. She studied Communication Arts at St. Paul College Manila.

She wrote the corporate stories in “Simply Delicious,” the 50th anniversary cookbook of Liberty Commodities Corp. In 2016, this bagged 1st prize in the “Gintong Aklat Awards ” and 3rd prize in “The International Gourmand Awards," likened to the "Oscars" for the food industry.

She likes to write short and crisp lines, taking to heart her late Dad’s advice to write simply. What she loves most about writing is the cadence. As a tip, she suggests for writers to find their rhythm. There is melody in the play of words and phrases – the pace, lilt, and sway that lend music and grace.

Joy loves to tinker in her garden that needs a lot of tending. She enjoys the company of school chums who are keen about plants, coffee, and cakes. She takes inspiration from two spirited sisters, Monica and Zita . She can cook with a cookbook on hand and can craft with just enough nudge from Zita.