Homespun and Fun
LEMON TREE

LEMON TREE

Monica’s 3-year old lemon tree serves her well. ...

 
DECOUPAGE

DECOUPAGE

Ooooohs and aaaahs ensue from our lips in class re...

 
KOREAN KIMCHI BEEF STEW

KOREAN KIMCHI BEEF STEW

Camile hardly cooked at home. But to fight boredo...

 
SNOOKIE’S TANGY STEAK

SNOOKIE’S TANGY STEAK

Though it's unsettling to go out these days, Snook...

 
HAWAIIAN GUAVA BARBECUE SAUCE

HAWAIIAN GUAVA BARBECUE SAUCE

Myra frequently visits her daughter, Nicole, who i...

 

'BLUMEN'

“Blumen” or flowers in German are in full bloo...

 
GINATAN IN GERMANY

GINATAN IN GERMANY

A food gift always elicits a smile, especially whe...

 
RIB-EYE STEAK SANDWICH

RIB-EYE STEAK SANDWICH

Chito chanced upon a rare, tempting sight at the g...

 
 

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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.