Harlow of Northampton

Travel Pictures from around the world, fun food, sights and adventures....and of course...beer!

Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies!

eataku:

Returned to the office today to find a nice surprise from my friends at Oreo waiting for me!

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Pumpkin Spice Oreos!

And boy oh boy, are these GOOD!!!!!

todaysdocument:

Homestead Proof Testimony of Almanzo Wilder, 09/12/1884

From the series: HOMESTEAD FINAL CERTIFICATES, 1880 - 1907. Records of the Bureau of Land Management

Dated September 12, 1884, this is the homestead proof of Almanzo James Wilder, husband of "Little House" author Laura Ingalls Wilder (1 year before they were married in 1885). His claim for land in De Smet, Dakota territory, notes a 12’ x 12’ frame house with two doors, one window, and a cellar, a two stables.

(Coincidentally, television’s Laura Ingalls Wilder, Melissa Gilbert, will be discussing her new cookbook, My Prairie Cookbook at the National Archives tomorrow, September 13!)

Fan of Little House on the Prairie?  See our previous posts on Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family and find more at the National Archives website.

(via mypubliclands)

Tonkatsu Taihou, Meguro, Tokyo

eataku:

As the Disney Japan offices are located in Meguro, I obviously spend a lot of time in that area when I’m in Tokyo. However, whenever we go out for lunch, we end up leaving the Meguro area as my colleagues always say there’s really nowhere good to eat near the offices. But after doing some research…

beeritual:

Southampton “Saison Deluxe”

92 A-

This Saison should be available year-round in 22 oz. bombers. Aromas are predominantly fruity with a resemblance to pear, apricot, orange, and white wine. Yeast give hints of spice, such as clove and coriander, along with just the right amount of Belgian funk. The sweetness comes across as a confectioners sugar wafer.


The palate starts out a tad sour with a flavor akin to lemonade, then shifts more toward orange as sweetness descends. A vast body of fruit bursts through with evident suggestions of pear, peach, and banana. The yeast promotes a particular character of spice that accumulates on the back-end, which like the nose, centers around clove and coriander. Hops give an impression of earth and grass, then a final flavor similar to white grape juice emerges for the aftertaste. Alcohol provides some inviting esters, which actually contribute to some of the fruity flavors, but also bring along an edge of warmth that muddles up the crispness I expect from this style. The mouthfeel is generally quite creamy with lively carbonation over a medium-full body that dries slightly as the finish approaches.


In terms of style, the malt weight is above-average, and the alcohol comes through with clarity despite being a lowly 7.4%. I’m not necessarily bothered by either, but both qualities make this stylistically uncharacteristic. In terms of flavor, the sour element balances perfectly to the sweetness, and frail bitterness upholds support from below. I feel this has just the right amount of fruit to complement a proportional degree of spice. All in all, it’s been a unique, enjoyable drink, but this doesn’t embody the style in its most classical distinction. Instead, I find a complex rendition with a surprising amount of depth. Thanks for the trade, Kirby! I recommend it to those who prefer Belgians.


7.4%

? IBU

Southampton, New York

Black Iron Burger & Beer, NYC

eataku:

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New York City’s newest burger joint just opened up right down the street from my apartment and I was feeling well enough today to venture outside for lunch. Here’s a look…

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We went with their house burger, the Black Iron Burger, two 4oz. all natural American beef patties topped with…

earthlynation:

Furry Ears (by Emyan)

earthlynation:

Furry Ears (by Emyan)

allthingseurope:

Ponte Vecchio, Florence (by Guido Boccignone)

allthingseurope:

Ponte Vecchio, Florence (by Guido Boccignone)

eataku:

Cleaning out old iPhoto folders earlier today, I came across this pic, from Lay’s Singapore… Red Chili Shrimp, I’d say?
Update: Thanks to readers here, we now know these are Thai Tom Yum Soup flavor!

eataku:

Cleaning out old iPhoto folders earlier today, I came across this pic, from Lay’s Singapore… Red Chili Shrimp, I’d say?

Update: Thanks to readers here, we now know these are Thai Tom Yum Soup flavor!

sayattheexplorer:

First stage in a while! Topped with a broccoli kasha knish and derma from Katz’s! Love @bowery but not sure if this will stay a midnight ritual for me! #katzs #jewishfood #knish #derma #czechbeer #pilsner (at Katz’s Delicatessen)

sayattheexplorer:

First stage in a while! Topped with a broccoli kasha knish and derma from Katz’s! Love @bowery but not sure if this will stay a midnight ritual for me! #katzs #jewishfood #knish #derma #czechbeer #pilsner (at Katz’s Delicatessen)

Hakata Tonton, NYC

eataku:

While Hakata Tonton in the West Village is one of my favorite spots to sit down for a casual, authentic Japanese meal, it’s also a great place to grub on some late night snacks if you’re in the area…

Shrimp tempura and grilled foie gras “sushi”…

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Kanpachi sashimi…

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My favorite…