Beans are easy to grow, easy to cook, delicious, nourishing, and beneficial for us and the planet.
Growing your own beans builds healthy soil in your garden and provides you with a nutrient rich diet. Beans can play a role in reducing the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer; they are good sources of protein, fibre, folate, iron and potassium, and they can reduce our carbon footprint and food miles
Susan Young brings together 10 years of experimenting with multiple varieties of beans (Phaseolus) and takes us on a culinary journey around the world, revealing a range of colourful and historic beans, from the pink Fagiolo di Lamon of Italy to the black and white Bosnian Pole bean. She explains which varieties are best for eating fresh off the plant (green) and which for drying for later use, providing harvests for storing all through winter. Beans offer year-round meals, and dried beans can be the star of the show with their diversity of flavours and textures.
Susan shares six must-grow beans, as well as a multitude of European varieties along with their backgrounds. She includes a basic guide to drying your beans and guidelines for cooking them.
Learn how to sow, grow and harvest your beans, how to build supports for climbing and bush varieties, and keep your plants and soil healthy.
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.