If you could preserve a special place what would it be? Would it be your home, land, a building or something more meaningful to you? I received an opportunity with Frei Brothers Reserve and Kitchen PLAY to talk about my Places Worth Preserving.
What a topic! There are so many places that are near and dear to my heart. I think about my grandmother’s home and her vast garden that used to be filled with vegetables and fruits. Another thought was my parents’ home and all of their land. Most of you are aware that we just moved to west Texas, and if you have ever been to the Lubbock area you know that the soil is great for farming. I come from a family of cotton farmers and so does Shaun. Our new home is literally between cotton, maize and sunflower fields. I will always enjoy seeing a cotton field because it is what reminds me of HOME, but the sunflower fields are just absolutely beautiful. It doesn’t hurt that I love sunflower seeds.
That is why my place worth preserving is the sunflower fields near my home. Subdivisions are going up left and right here in Lubbock, but I enjoy seeing a field full of color.
My favorite wine is a cabernet sauvignon. When I received this wine from Frei Brothers Reserve I knew immediately that I wanted to pair it with a nice cut of lamb chops served with a side of vegetables.
Part of Frei Brothers Reserve’s mission is to protect and preserve open land and natural habitat. A few years back the winery was able to preserve a group of mature redwood trees that stood in the way of expanding their winery. They could have chopped them down but instead decided to hire a specialist to excavate the trees and move them to a new spot 50 yards away. The best part is that every single tree survived the move.
In honor of those trees, and the numerous additional sustainability practices they’ve implemented, Frei Brothers Reserve is hosting a photo challenge on Facebook. You can submit your place worth preserving and be entered to win prizes. They are choosing monthly winners, and the grand prize is a trip to their winery in Sonoma County, California and luxurious stay at Yosemite National Park.
Want more Frei Brothers Reserve wine pairings? Check out the Kitchen PLAY site for more delicious recipes.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
Herb Lamb Chops
Pair with: Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
7 individual lamb chops
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped thyme
1 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
Add oil to a large skillet over medium/high heat.
In a small bowl combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and black pepper. Season each side of the lamb chops.
Place them in the skillet and cook 3-4 minutes on each side.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Frei Brothers Reserve in partnership with Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are my own.