Homespun and Fun
HALAYANG UBE (PURPLE YAM JAM)

HALAYANG UBE (PURPLE YAM JAM)

Thank heavens for purple yam! Ranked among everyon...

 
NOEL

NOEL'S EGG SALAD SANDWICH

There's always something new to learn to make our ...

 
FRESH HERBS AND CHEESE PIZZA

FRESH HERBS AND CHEESE PIZZA

Here's pizza with a crafty twist. My sister, Zit...

 
RED WINE SPAGHETTI

RED WINE SPAGHETTI

Make our easy, go-to party dish extra special with...

 
CREAMY MACKEREL OR TUNA PASTA

CREAMY MACKEREL OR TUNA PASTA

Sardines and tuna are our standby foods for their ...

 
SPRINKLE LOVE

SPRINKLE LOVE

Love is the secret ingredient. Sprinkle some in ev...

 
CALLOS

CALLOS

Callos is a hearty Spanish stew that Myra Nepomuce...

 
NATURE’S SIGNS IN SUE’S GARDEN

NATURE’S SIGNS IN SUE’S GARDEN

Sue’s jade plants are abloom. Hers are more flow...

 
 

Gallery


About the page

 

 

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.