Tonight Olivia asked for her favourite pasta, it was a dish of leftovers that combined the very simple ingredients of pumpkin, leek and cream, served with a good parmesan cheese.
Simply fry one leek that has been finely sliced, remember to wash the leek well as they hold quite a bit of sandy dirt. After the leek has been sautéed in butter and oil , add pumpkin, that has been cut into a small cube. cooking together this mixture will take a good eight minutes, testing to see if the pumpkin has softened.
I like to add a splash of verjuice for flavour, but you can skip this step. To this mixture pour in 300 mls of cream, thin cream would be fine. I then simmer this mixture for a few minutes until it all thickens slightly.