Homespun and Fun
“HEALTHY CAULIFLOWER  RICE”

“HEALTHY CAULIFLOWER RICE”

Monica recommends this recipe as a substitute for ...

 
IT’S IN THE BAG

IT’S IN THE BAG

Virtually everyone uses a tote. They’re great to...

 
THE ART OF LYDIA NEY

THE ART OF LYDIA NEY

Artist extraordinaire, Lydia Ney, started out as a...

 
SOUP

SOUP'S ON

Soups are an any time, versatile dish. They may be...

 
GARLIC LEMON CHICKEN WITH BABY SWEET POTATOES AND BEANS

GARLIC LEMON CHICKEN WITH BABY SWEET POTATOES AND BEANS

My dear friend, Lori, recommends this tasty chick...

 
PISTACHIO BAKERY STYLE MUFFINS

PISTACHIO BAKERY STYLE MUFFINS

Can you believe these perfect muffins were made by...

 
WILDCRAFT POTPOURRI

WILDCRAFT POTPOURRI

It’s spring! My sis, Zita, couldn’t wait to v...

 
CRUNCHY TOFU

CRUNCHY TOFU

Sue loves tofu cooked with less oil in an air frye...

 
 

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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.
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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.