Mary Ann's Kitchen
Welcome to my kitchen
I'm Mary Ann and hopefully this should make a good read about what's happening around the brewery.
David and I started out with a plan 21 years ago. We decided to build our brewery in a dream situation planted in the hills of Luppitt.
I am just one of those natural Mums who enjoy every job that's thrown at me. Some of those jobs are better than others, but when David asked me to brew beer, well, I could not have been happier.
I come from a long line of brewers, but as men have it, or certainly my father would have it, ‘ladies' didn't brew beer - so I learnt to cook and type and nurse. Then, 20 years ago, my dream came true.
Now of course I'm using my other training as well. I look after everyone here, and take care of the garden, vegetables and willow beds which clean all our dirty water.
I'm always around to help with any job that needs an extra pair of hands and I'm never short of ideas!
David and I were sitting by the car, the sun warm and the
evening gentle, we were surprised at the game of cricket we were watching! I
believe this year we have won some games, though as a Mum I always say it's the
game that counts not the winning!
What a thought, where does time go when you are having fun, as they say. Now we have our grand children and soon they will be taller than me. They are the best, at least I think so, as you can have great fun with them and then they go home. I must add that 99% of the time I do nothing...
I have a lot of dreams and wishes in my life, it would be dull without them! When Patrick asked me if I’d like to go to the Opera in Talaton, and then went on to explain that it was on a big screen directly down from Covent Garden, well was I excited! It was being organised as a community project from the village shop I believe.
How many of us have been brave enough to do a blind tasting? I think it's very brave thing to do and of course you have to trust those who are planning it!
For me it starts with children's parties, sweet and sour, bitter, sharp, hot, smooth, dry, sticky even nothing. All you need is a blindfold and a big sense of humour! You can do...