WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
A popular voice in Irish publishing, often compared to the beloved Maeve Binchy, Harrington focuses her books on relationships, with a strong emotional overlay.
- LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW
Carmel Harrington is a natural storyteller … a book with heart, humour and hope.
Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent and moving in the extreme.
- DAILY MAIL UK
I both cried and laughed…one of the best books I have ever read.
– WOMAN'S WAY
LATEST NEWS FROM CARMEL!
A Thousand Road's Home, Carmel's much anticipated 7th novel coming 18th October 2018!
The Woman at 72 Derry Lane reached no. 2 in the Irish bestseller charts, remaining in top 10 for 12 weeks. It also became a No. 1 UK Amazon bestseller.
Carmel was shortlisted for Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2017 with the Irish Book Awards, her second year in a row.
Carmel's official ITV novel, Cold Feet The Lost Years (Hardback Edition) reached No 14 in the UK Bestseller Charts. The Paperback Edition will be published on 14 June, 2018 in UK & Ireland.
Alongside Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard, Carmel co-founded The Inspiration Project writing retreats. Be inspired at www.theinspirationproject.ie
I’m not a food blogger and wouldn’t dream of stepping on the toes of the great Irish Food Blogs out there, but I cooked these babies tonight for dinner and they were so ‘deelicious’ as Amelia says, that I wanted to share.
I’m a huge fan of the potato, always have been. Mashed with butter, cream and salt and pepper is my food heaven, but ill eat them any way. Mr H is partial to some dauphinois and all of H’s like our treat of chips with salt and vinegar every now and then. What is it with us Irish and our obsession with the humble spud? Think it must go back to the famine. No matter how much pasta, rice, risotto, cous cous we go through in our house, sometimes you just can’t beat an auld potato.
So today I decided I’d try a new variation on baked potatoes. (Ok I might have been inspired by my good friend Pin – see previous blog entry!).
I used Red Roosters and cut slits into them. Rubbed on some olive oil and wrapped them up all cosy in tin foil. Baked in my oven for 40 mins this morning at 200.
Then this evening I added red pesto in between the slits (like garlic bread) and popped back in oven for 20 mins while I cooked the steak that we had with them. (They would make a lovely lunch or tea on their own with some salad either).
Just before serving I sprinkled some grated Parmesan on top and hey presto – twice baked pesto potatoes.
So easy to do, hence me sharing. I made one mistake, and that was only taking a picture of my spuds after we’d finished dinner, so the picture is of the little leftover ones that the H’s hadn’t demolished!
Have a nice evening everyone ….
What is Pinterest? I have heard quite a few ask. Well, let’s see if I can answer that for you all…….First the official answer – Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. It lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan…