Basic Pumpkin Soup

You will need:

approx 3 cups chopped Jap pumpkin

One large onion-  diced

3 celery stalks – diced

2 large cloves of garlic – minced

approx 2 cups of water

1/2 tablespoon dry oregan0 (optional- more or less to taste)

salt and pepper to taste

To make:

Saute onions and celery in some oil on medium heat for a few minutes until soft. Add pumpkin and garlic and fry of, stirring regularly or a couple of minutes Add enough water to cover the contents of the pot. Cover and cook on a gentle simmer until everything is soft and easily mashed. Add seasoning and oregano while cooking. Add  more water while cooking if necessary.

You can mash while it is cooking or puree at the end for a smoother finish.

Serve by adding some cream and with some garlic or cheese bread.

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