Wonky Arts : Domestic Science

Posts by Shawna Henderson

A Fridge-Cleaning Meal

roasted brussel sprouts ready for eating!

Eating from the freezer and clearing out the fridge are fashionable these days. Here’s a meal that did both. A few months ago, I bought a massive pork loin and cut it into 1.5 lb pieces for the freezer. I also had the remnants of a bag of spuds going soft, about a pound of […]

Spicy Flank Steak Dinner

Spicy Flank Steak Dinner

Just made an amazing meal for a Monday night. Eating out of the freezer now that we’re in COVID-19 week 3. I took a flank steak out with little idea of what to do with it other than marinate it. So I did what I usually do, rummaged around in a few sites and found […]

Winter Haiku 1

Winter Haiku 1

Murky winter day Trees, air, clouds, me, hold our breath Poised for heavy rain 21 Dec 11

Summer Haiku 1

Summer Haiku 1

Drinking in luscious June dawn’s song of birds trees wind Hot coffee gone cold 19 Jun 12

Winter Haiku 2

Winter Haiku 2

Low tide break of dawn sharp cold walk across Micous study in grey-gold 16 Jan 12

Fear and Hope

There are a thousand places I’d like to be kissing you and endless ways I’d like to say to you the steel bonds of fear stand in my way.   Choices and readings of mice or men failing me then and now colour it grey and flatten every hope why not the fear? 31 Dec […]

Love Haiku 3

Ah, dreamtime lover Tapping at my heart last night The door is not locked. 22 Dec 11

Flannel Sheets and Love

Wallis Simpson was wrong when she said you can’t be too rich or too thin. Sheets can be too thin. Then they rip. Then you have to improvise with top sheets as fitted sheets. And not only do those things get thin and rip, they also slide around a lot, getting tangled in your legs […]

Hugelkultur and The Pit of Despair

I’d like this word anyhow, even if it didn’t apply to anything important in my life. Hugelkultur. It’s fun to say. If you pronounce it in a shitty Australian-tinged German accent, you can make it sound like Hegelkultur, which makes me pretty pleased to be synthesizing the ecology while composting all the junk in my […]

Mystery of Motorcycles

Mystery of Motorcycles

I love motorbikes. Visually, a motorbike is gorgeous, it looks like it should be the lead of the brass section in an orchestra. I don’t want to understand how the engine works, I want to stay amazed that it works. I love motorbikes, not because I’m an avid rider, but because of the body memory […]