Vegetable Explosion

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.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.