Our friend Amy came over last night and we constructed — “made” seems too tame a verb — a Vegetable Explosion. It was very good, though we would add more goat cheese next time and lose the citrus salsa, which tended to overpower the subtle flavors of the vegetables. It is a fairly process intensive dish, with a lot of bowls to wash afterward, but worth the trouble for a special occasion. It was good to see Amy, who has been spending all her time working on her tenure file. Seeing Amy and her pug Penny is always a special occasion.