Homespun and Fun
CREAMY, GARLICKY TUSCAN SALMON

CREAMY, GARLICKY TUSCAN SALMON

Sue Tanada relies a lot on her air fryer. It's a c...

 
LENTEN/EASTER ARRANGEMENT

LENTEN/EASTER ARRANGEMENT

Did you know that the word "Lent" also means sprin...

 
IT

IT'S SPRING!

Spring is coined from “springen,” an Old Engli...

 
LIMA BEANS IN COCONUT CREAM (GINATAANG PATANI)

LIMA BEANS IN COCONUT CREAM (GINATAANG PATANI)

Delicately flavored lima beans are high in protein...

 
UNDERRATED PUSSY WILLOW

UNDERRATED PUSSY WILLOW

Just before spring comes around, Zita, who's so at...

 
GARDENING WITH JOY

GARDENING WITH JOY

There are so many enjoyable tasks and benefits tha...

 
CHICKEN IN COCONUT CREAM WITH PAPAYA (GINATAAN MANOK AT PAPAYA)

CHICKEN IN COCONUT CREAM WITH PAPAYA (GINATAAN MANOK AT PAPAYA)

Sue Tanada missed her mom, so she did the next bes...

 
MESMERIZING CALLA LILIES

MESMERIZING CALLA LILIES

The sight of these calla lilies caught Connie Chav...

 
 

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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.