13 June 2011

{13june2011: joe stains}

As many of you know by now, the blogging world lost an entertaining guy, Joe Stains late last month and in his honor June 2nd was declared Cheeseburgers for Joe Stains Friday!
We've seen a lot of our dog blog friends have participated, and we did too (I'm just late posting about it - wanted to wrap up the epic hike posts first)!

{Joe Stains, this burger's for you}

We'll miss you Joe!

A cheeseburger wasn't the only treat Darwin got that weekend. I wasn't sure if were going to make it to a fast food place (Jason's not big on fast food) so on Saturday Darwin got to share some of my BBQ pulled chicken sandwich! It was a beautiful sunny and warm weekend in Seattle, so we picked up some BBQ and went to the park for a picnic and a walk. I let Darwin have the top bun of my sandwich and some less barbequed pieces of chicken.
{BBQ sandwich for Joe Stains Saturday?}
And the last treat of the weekend was Chinese Tea Eggs inspired by the one and only Honey (and Hsin-Yi). I wanted to make them as soon as I saw Honey's post, but was even more motivated after seeing the Splorin' Wolfies, Maggie and Guinness make some. So after fast food lunch on Sunday (Jason actually wanted to stop by Burger King after the dog park) and cheeseburgers for Joe Stains, I started boiling my eggs.
After following all the steps, this is what I was left with:
And Darwin got to try one out.
{Chinese Tea Egg for Joe Stains Sunday!}
(I don't know why but all my eggs ended up with one flat side, maybe I cracked the shells before they were boiled enough?)
Darwin (and I) loved them. I was worried at first that the tea would make them sweet, but the soy sauce made them perfectly salty. 

Joe Stains we'll miss your humor and big personality, but will always think of you when we eat cheeseburgers!


  1. Your Chinese Tea Eggs look yummy and I was going to try these last week when I looked at
    Splorin' Wolfies site. I'll do it this week!


    Jo, with Stella nodding her head!

  2. I totally missed Joe Stains Cheeseburger Day. SHOOT! WOW you got to eateds lots of good stuff in one day. Those chinese tea eggs are super yummy!

  3. We too ate cheeseburgers


  4. Darwin is living the food dream! What a great way to remember Joe Stains.

  5. Darwin, I know, it's been a while..... We all lost a great friend in Joe Stains, but true to his personality, he still found joy for us even in his absence. I couldn't eat the cheeseburger due to my special diet, but STINKY did!!!

    I've been reading your blog and caught up on your delicious birthday dinner(s), celebrations and your playtime with your brothers and sisters (that was a lot of Great Danes!!). And you know what, you have filled out lots girlie, like a mature Dane now and not a gangly puppy!

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade

  6. oh man, darwin, you had such a great snackventure last weekend! i bet you took a giant nap after all that eating :)

  7. Eggs and cheese burgers! You lucky girl Darwin - we had half of a bacon and egg McMuffin each once! :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  8. Thanks so much for the kind comments earlier this week. We really appreciate our blogging friends.

    We miss Joe Stains too, but our hu-dad still will not let us have hamburgers.

  9. Hi Darwin,

    I really like your pretty pink collar. We share some of the same likes - burgers, eggs, hiking. The waterfall sure is beautiful. I look forward to following your blog.


  10. Great multi-day tribute in celebration of a much loved doggie. We may have to break down and try Honey's Chinese tea eggs after they've received the seal of approval of 2 Danes and 2 Irish Wolfhounds.

    Jed & Abby

  11. Hi Darwin, I'm sorry for the late post. I asked my dad about cheeseburgers for us and he mumbled something about it not being on my diet and stuff. But he promised to make me a raw bison burger with a little cheese on top for my dinner soon.

  12. DAMN! Darwin is spoiled! (like mine aren't, right?)

    Lovin' the cheeseburger post! ya, i miss that joe stains already... what a cute fella. funny how the dog blog world feels like family, huh?

    love your tea egg... i gotta do that one day. and get back to recipes too... cuz you're my ultimate recipe sharer person! i still love my chicken legs and olive roast... seriously. it's a great "go to" meal in a hurry!

    wild dingo, and the cracker and criminal

  13. Wow..Darwin cheese burgers! We have asked if its possible to try some here?

    Have a great week.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx