Homespun and Fun
VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

My niece, Roni, who works for a global branding an...

 
CHORIZO PAELLA

CHORIZO PAELLA

My brother-in-law, Joey Cordero , cooks with intui...

 
GARDEN ART

GARDEN ART

A work of art adds special character to any garden...

 
CHEF EDGE’S JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN

CHEF EDGE’S JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN

Chef Edge (Edgar Allan Taponan) cooks with strong,...

 
LEMON PEPPER STEAK AND SALMON

LEMON PEPPER STEAK AND SALMON

Quick and easy can be so delectable as with Rose C...

 
PHY’S JUICY BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS

PHY’S JUICY BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS

Lemon is perfect with chicken and all kinds of her...

 
VALENTINE ROSEHIP WREATH

VALENTINE ROSEHIP WREATH

After receiving a basketful of rosehips , my siste...

 
IVY THERE FOR YOU

IVY THERE FOR YOU

My creative sister, Zita, made these heart-shaped ...

 
 

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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.