A DOTING granny from North Ayrshire has written and illustrated an entire cookery book full of her favourite recipes which she has dedicated to her grandchildren.

Anne Lacey, from Burnhouse, near Beith, who missed seeing the youngsters during the COVID-19 pandemic, decided to spend the long months of lockdown by venturing into her first attempt at publishing.

Whenever the grandkids came to visit from down in England before the pandemic struck, they would enjoy some of granny’s meals.

Anne’s cookery book was a way for her to keep this tradition going, a way for her to show her affection for her grandkids as well as offering the recipes that served her so well, to others.

Now the hardback, full-colour book containing recipes for more than 30 mouth-watering dishes has been published and sent to Anne’s grandchildren - three boys and a girl - in North Yorkshire and Liverpool.

Anne said: “I love cooking for my grandchildren when they come to visit, but of course, I haven’t seen them for ages as a result of COVID.

“So during lockdown I wrote and illustrated recipes of the food I like to make for them.

“Many of the dishes are good Scots favourites, but I have also included pasta and curries.

“I have kept the recipes simple so that the kids with the help of their parents might be tempted to try their hand at making them.”

Anne and husband Michael are both keen gardeners and grow

a lot of their own fruit and veg for their culinary endeavours.

Michael designed and compiled the book on his computer before it was sent to the publishers for printing and copies sent to the family.