tarragon dried or fresh for garnishing
dried parsley for cooking
Clean and chop up the veggies into the same size chunks so they will cook at the same rate.
Saute the onions and garlic in olive oil.
Add the rest of the veggies and seasoning and saute until redish.
Add water and bring up to a boil.
Turn down and simmer for a couple of hours until everything is tender.
Use a pressure cooker and pressure cook for fifteen minutes.
Use a blender or a hand blender and blend it well.
Add fresh herbs, I like tarragon for butternut but I have used cilantro, parsley and basil at other times all of which are very good.
Add the pasta or eat it as it. Today I just happened to have orzo.
Boil for a few more minutes until the pasta is soft.