Homespun and Fun
WINNING WILLOW GENTIAN

WINNING WILLOW GENTIAN

My sis Zita is in a wildflower phase, picking seed...

 
DAING NA PUSIT PASTA WITH MANGO

DAING NA PUSIT PASTA WITH MANGO

Chito Mendoza loves to cook. He brings his artisti...

 
CAPTIVATING MOHN

CAPTIVATING MOHN

On her Black Forest hike, my sis Zita just had to ...

 
CHEF RV

CHEF RV'S SPECIAL ENSAYMADA

Baking breads can be intimidating, but my sis Zita...

 
WEEPING FORSYTHIA

WEEPING FORSYTHIA

Weeping Forsythia that belongs to the olive family...

 
COOLING COFFEE JELLY

COOLING COFFEE JELLY

Take a break from summer's punishing heat with Car...

 
SUE

SUE'S EZ COMPOST TEA

Sue Ortega-Tanada is into composting the smart, no...

 
HEALTHY AND YUMMY CHICKPEA CURRY

HEALTHY AND YUMMY CHICKPEA CURRY

Maloy Lourdes Castellano shares her son, Dr. Gabe'...

 
 

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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.