Basil Infused Olive Oil

You could also try it drizzled over these Smash Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. A little bit on a plate with a pinch of sea salt and a grind of fresh black pepper is perfect for dipping some crusty bread into. Splash a little on a piece of grilled fish or chicken to add a nice burst of bright summer flavor. Or, you can use it as the oil for making basil vinaigrette. 

1 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves 
1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Baby Kale and Beet Salad with Walnut Dressing

4 cups of baby kale (Spinach, Collards, or other leafy green vegetable), washed, stems removed and roughly torn by hand
1 bunch beats, boiled or roasted, peeled and sliced
2 ounces of creamy feta cheese (a more delicate creamy version of feta that I have found here in Queens)
Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons walnut oil (or olive oil)

Autumn Lasagna with Butternut Squash, Spinach & Sage

1 Medium Butternut Squash - about 1 pound
1 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 lbs Leafy Greens - such as Kale, Spinach or Swiss Chard
1/4 cup Water
30 Fresh Sage Leaves - minced
1 Cup Parmesan or Local Hard Grating Cheese - grated
1 Cup Pecorino Cheese - grated
1 8oz Package No Cook Lasagna Noodles
6 Tbsp Butter
1 Small Onion - diced
2 Garlic Cloves - minced
4 Tbsp Flour
1 Quart Whole Milk
Salt & Pepper