Homespun and Fun
SUE

SUE'S SALMON TERIYAKI

With Sue Tanada's culinary skills, replicating her...

 
EASTER BUNNY PASTRIES

EASTER BUNNY PASTRIES

With the onset of spring, can Easter be far behind...

 
ZITA

ZITA'S APPLE ROLL-UPS

Oh the many delights of pastries! There's always o...

 
BLOSSOMING SPRING

BLOSSOMING SPRING

What cheer these flowers bring! More so in the fin...

 
SPRING BACK

SPRING BACK

Spring is just around the bend. Yet, my sis Zita c...

 
FISH TACOS

FISH TACOS

Serve fish tacos for a change on Lenten Fridays. S...

 
ENGLISH IVY…BE WARY

ENGLISH IVY…BE WARY

For its beautiful, deep green, maple-like leaves, ...

 
PHY

PHY'S HOMESTYLE GARLICKY LONGGANISA

Longganisas (ground pork sausage) in Asian markets...

 
 

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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.