Homespun and Fun
SIZZLING TOFU

SIZZLING TOFU

Cynthia wanted to cook guilt-free sisig. So she us...

 
CHITO’S HAMBURGER  SANDWICH WITH A TWIST

CHITO’S HAMBURGER SANDWICH WITH A TWIST

Chito is always up to something when puttering in ...

 
WORK OF HEART SUCCULENT PLANTER

WORK OF HEART SUCCULENT PLANTER

My sis, Zita, wanted to showcase her succulents. S...

 
KOREAN BOK CHOY

KOREAN BOK CHOY

Cooking at home is in, as we continue to prioritiz...

 
SNOOKIE’S CHEESY CUPCAKES

SNOOKIE’S CHEESY CUPCAKES

A recipe, when shared, takes on a life of its own....

 
SINANTOLAN  OR GINATAANG SANTOL

SINANTOLAN OR GINATAANG SANTOL

Maloy sent me pics of Ginataang Santol that she an...

 
CYNTHIA ‘S RECIPE STAPLES - TEMPURA FILLET/CHICKEN FILLET

CYNTHIA ‘S RECIPE STAPLES - TEMPURA FILLET/CHICKEN FILLET

Cynthia cares for her 2 wards in grade school. She...

 
SANS RIVAL AND SYLVANNAS

SANS RIVAL AND SYLVANNAS

When you crave for the decadence of the popular Fi...

 
 

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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.