Homespun and Fun
ERNA

ERNA'S EASY BIKO WITH LATIK

It's surprising how cooking "kakanin" (rice cake) ...

 
ZITA’S CHOCOLATE PINE CONES

ZITA’S CHOCOLATE PINE CONES

Chocolates are delightful food gifts for the holid...

 
FALLEN LEAVES

FALLEN LEAVES

Autumn speaks in foliage, as lovely as flowers. As...

 
GROW HAPPY SUCCS

GROW HAPPY SUCCS

Caring for plants is a hit and miss thing. Some su...

 
LIVING  ART

LIVING ART

Zita takes a keen interest in succulents. They bri...

 
COUNTRY COOKING BY MERLY

COUNTRY COOKING BY MERLY

Now more than ever, it makes sense to grow some gr...

 
POCHERO

POCHERO

Browsing through recipes affords the chance to com...

 
PRAWNS THERMIDOR

PRAWNS THERMIDOR

My dear high school classmate, Tina, knows how to ...

 
 

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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.