Homespun and Fun
EASY CHICKEN PESTO SALAD

EASY CHICKEN PESTO SALAD

Kath Beltran shares her fave recipe, a snacky meal...

 
HARMFUL YET USEFUL WATER HYACINTH

HARMFUL YET USEFUL WATER HYACINTH

A vase of water hyacinths is a pretty sight, with ...

 
STYLISH TATTING

STYLISH TATTING

Lace is getting trendy once again, as hobbyists li...

 
FUROSHIKI

FUROSHIKI

My sis, Monica, wraps her gifts Furoshiki style. T...

 
BANANA LECHE FLAN

BANANA LECHE FLAN

Bananas, nature's portable food, boost the immune ...

 
WILD CHAMPIGNONS PASTA

WILD CHAMPIGNONS PASTA

My sis, Zita, observes a meatless day each week to...

 
JEWELS OF OPAR

JEWELS OF OPAR

What a fitting name for this bejewelled plant that...

 
CLAM CHOWDER

CLAM CHOWDER

Years back, Cynthia came into our lives as a careg...

 
 

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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.