creamy leek, courgette and olive pasta

this courgette and olive pasta was a quick and easy fridge-bottom meal. i was home alone, hungover and in need of a stodgy lunch to get me feeling normal again. going to the shops was not part of the plan.

the fridge was bare and amongst the few vegetables we had in were a leek and a courgette. these were slow-cooked with some smoked pancetta, garlic and chilli flakes. when they had softened (while the pasta was cooking) i mixed in some chopped olives and capers, a splash of cream, a handful of grated parmesan and seasoned with salt and pepper.

this is a much richer than the pasta dishes i usually make but it hit the spot and got me back on track.