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April 13, 2018 | Frey Vineyards

Springtime in the vineyards

The arrival of spring has brought fresh cover crops between the rows of our organic vineyards, and is enjoyed by local wildlife on occasion.  Each photo can be downloaded in higher resolution for use as your computer's desktop or wallpaper.  We hope you enjoy!

Deer at Frey Vineyards
Deer graze in our Pinot Noir vineyard.  Fire scars are visible on the background mountainside.
 

Blooming mustard at Frey Organic Vineyards
Mustard growing in Redwood Valley vineyard.
 

 


Local landmark of Eagle Peak in the distance.
 

Lisa Batson
 
April 6, 2018 | Lisa Batson

Potato, Kale, and Sausage Soup

 

This delicious, hearty soup is full of flavorful Italian sausage, kale, and potatoes.  It’s sure to warm your soul and it is a quick and easy recipe to share with your family.  Pair with Frey Organic Sangiovese.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 package (14-ounces) Italian sausage sliced into 1/4-inch rounds (for a vegetarian option use a vegan Italian sausage such as Field Roast)
  • 4 cups torn kale leaves
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups cubed potatoes
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups cream

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat
  2. Add diced onions and garlic and sauté until translucent 
  3. Add sliced sausage, cook until lightly browned
  4. Add potatoes and chicken stock and reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until potatoes are fully cooked and tender
  5. Add chopped kale, salt, pepper, thyme and cream; stir to combine and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. Remove from heat
  7. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly
  8. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with a glass of Frey Organic Sangiovese. Enjoy!