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Questions About Wine?

Jean-SébastienMorin2.jpgMainstreet's Sommelier Jean-Sebastien Morin would like to hear from you. Send in your questions about wine, wine collecting, wine gifts, the wine industry - anything you like and he'll do his best to respond.

Tune into 96.1 FM - Mainstreet PEI on Thursday, November 29th when Jean-Sébastien answers your questions.

Email mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca

Call 1-800-680-1898

Post on Facebook or Twitter @MainstreetPEI

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Win Tickets to Savour Food and Wine Show

SavourFoodWineShow.jpgWe have 3 pairs of tickets for the Savour Food and Wine Show. It's a foodie extravanga with dozens of restaurants and beverage vendors taking part. The show takes place at the Confederation Centre of the Arts Thursday May 24, 2012, from 7:00-9:00pm.

Tickets: $75 plus taxes and service fee. To enter our contest just tell us how you support or invest in the local food industry. We draw the winners' names on Tuesday May 22 during Mainstreet.

To enter the contest Call Talkback 1-800-680-1898, E-mail mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca, Post on our Facebook Wall or Twitter Feed @MainstreetPEI. Read more »

Enter Our Mother's Day Portrait Contest

Mother's Day Contest.jpg The deadline for entries is Thursday May 10, 2012 at 6 pm ATL (the end of Mainstreet’s showtime).

Send us your entries… - Email: mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca - Post to our Facebook Page @MainstreetPEI - call into our Talkback answering machine 1-800-680-1898

A panel of Mom judges will choose the winning entry and we’ll make the announcement Friday on the show. Mother's Day Contest MT Portrait.jpg

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ECMA 'Name the Nominee' Contest

*Would you like to go to the ECMA Gala in Moncton? * ecma.jpg

We have 2 Gala packages Each package includes 2 tickets to the Gala at Casino NB Sunday April 15 and a pass for the Confederation Bridge

Just tune into Mainstreet between 4 and 6 weekdays. When you hear the 3 clips of ECMA nominated artists call or e-mail with your best guesses! Every correct answer goes in the draw. To add to your winnings - We’ll draw for a Mainstreet travel mug or ballcap every day

email - mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca Talkback 1-800-680-1898

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Win A KOBO E-Reader!


Get writing and you could be reading using a Kobo e-reader! Just send us a line from a story - mystery - comedy - radio drama. The line must include at least two of these words/terms Mainstreet, 96.1, Mair, Walker, Boomer. E-mail an entry to mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca Call it in to our Talkback answering machine 1-800-680-1898 or post on the @MainstreetPEI Facebook page.

The draw date is friday March 16.12

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Bake 'Em Better Than Boomer's


We are celebrating biscuits on MainstreetPEI.**

CBC PEI Weatherman Boomer Gallant loves to cook and often shares his biscuits, muffins, jam and pickles with the Mainstreet crew. He won’t share his biscuit recipe … that’s OK because we know there are lots of great biscuit makers on PEI.

*Here’s what you ‘knead’ to know *

*Who Can Enter *

Nominate a biscuit maker or submit your own recipe Deadline - Submit entry by 6 pm (end of Mainstreet) *Thursday October 13 * Live show and judging - *Friday October 21 4-6pm * *Cafeteria - Culinary Institute of Canada *

*Categories: *

Traditional - white flour soft quick bread using a leavening (rising) agent (not cheese biscuits not whole wheat) Anything goes - variety of flours or gluten free; alternative leavening agents and/or liquids Diversity - bannock, galette, naan - your alternative biscuit


Irene Davison - Home Economist and Exhibition Judge Chef Michael Smith - Food Network-Award winning cookbook author Chef Blair Zinck - Culinary Institute of Canada - teaches breadmaking

*Prizes: *

Gloating Rights!! Cookbooks; Gift certificates; Good Eats to spread on biscuits; Utensils; Aprons; Tea!!

*How to Enter *

We’re looking for nominations *of great biscuit makers (Name/phone #/e-mail) or send us a *recipe for great biscuits!

e-mail - mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca Talkback - 1-800-680-1898 (to nominate someone else - no recipes thanks) hard copy - drop off to CBC 430 University Ave Charlottetown

More info - stay tuned and follow us on Facebook and Twitter *@MainstreetPEI *

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Small Halls Contest

Tell us your Small Hall story. Could be a wedding - 4-H - a dance.

We’re giving away Festival of Small Halls concert tickets daily and drawing for a batch of Boomer’s Famous biscuits on June 14. boomer.jpg

e-mail your story to mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca call 1-800-680-1898 or post on the MainstreetPEI FB page

And join us for our Small Halls Show! That’s a live broadcast from Beaconsfield Carriage House Wednesday June 15 from 4-6 with performances from musicians and storytellers.

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Montgomery Theatre


Candace Woodside and Duncan McIntosh stopped by to talk about some of the exciting developments at the Montgomery Theatre in North Rustico … You’ll find more info here http://themontgomerytheatre.com/index.php?page=montgomery-theatre-in-the-community

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East Coast Line/Lyric Contest

Win a pair of ECMA tickets - we’ll draw for the winners on Friday April 1. (no joke)

Tell us your favorite line or lyric from an East Coast song - we’ll draw for 2 winners April 1 (not an April fool’s joke)

Prize One - Pair of tickets for SOCAN Songwriter’s Circle at Delta Sunday April 17 at 1:00 featuring Lennie Gallant Rose Cousins Jenn Grant Brooke Miller and Jessica Rhaye

Prize Two - Pair of tickets for ECMA Late Night at the Mack with Matt Andersen and Friends Friday April 15 10:00

mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca 1-800-680-1898 @MainstreetPEI on FB and Twitter or right here on our webpage!

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Bygone Days with Dutch Thompson


Dutch Thompson has stories from Islanders as Irish as a field of shamrocks on The Bygone Days

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Exotic veggies from Chinese grocery

Tuesday March 15.11

We visit a Chinese Grocery on the day the exotic veggies arrive and hear from the diverse crowd of shoppers from near and far.


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Links Mentioned on Mainstreet

Friday March 11.11

Tsunami Warnings and Information http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/ Luna Selena Fund Raiser for Anderson House http://on.fb.me/hiFKjN Japan Tsunami Relief Coffee House Fundraiser http://on.fb.me/eufYjp

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Homeless Veterans Radio-thon

We spoke with veteran Jim Lowther about the Radio-thon he and other members of VETS are doing from 6 pm Feb 23 - 8am Feb 24. Here’s a link to the website where you can listen on-line


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Mainstreet's DateNight Playlist

We’re looking for your suggestions for music for the Mainstreet DateNight Playlist!

We’re giving away 2 valentine’s gifts this friday. A UPEI Music Society Singing Telegram (delivered on valentine’s Day) and a 4-CD Box Set called SIMPLY LOVE.

Tell us the name of the song and why it’s perfect for a date!

MainstreetPEI on Facebook mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca 1-800-680-1898 @MainstreetPEI on Twitter

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Mainstreet Cooks with the Culinary

Seared Salmon, Wilted Spinach, Dill Cream Jan 31.11 - by Michael Donnelly

Ingredients: 1, 6 oz salmon fillet (or trout) 6 oz Baby Spinach 30g unsalted butter Salt and Pepper to taste Sauce: 1 Cup Heavy Cream (35%) ¼ Cup White Wine ¼ Onion 2 Cloves of Garlic 1 Bunch of Dill 2 Sprigs of Thyme 1 Bay Leaf Salt and Pepper to taste Method: For Sauce: 1) To make the sauce, first heat some canola oil in frying pan. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. 2) Add white wine to pan and reduce by 2/3. At this point add the thyme, dill and bay leaf to the mixture. 3) Add cream to the pan and allow flavours to infuse. Reduce the cream by ½. 4) Remove bay leaf and sprigs of thyme. 5) Ensure that sauce is proper consistency, continue to reduce if it is not. For Fish: 1) Season skin side of the trout with salt and pepper. 2) Heat frying pan and canola oil to high heat and place the fish skin side down in the frying pan. Season flesh side of the fish at this point. 3) Once the fish is in the pan, turn the heat down to medium low, and allow to cook skin side down until it is cooked about half way. Once this is done, flip the fish and allow to cook the rest of the way. 4) For the spinach, melt butter in a pan at medium heat. Season spinach with salt and pepper to your own taste. 5) Allow spinach to wilt.
6) Once the spinach is wilted, place inside a clean dish towel, and squeeze out excess moisture. 7) Present dish by placing wilted spinach in the centre of the plate, the piece of trout on top of it, and the sauce around the base. If you wish you can garnish with extra dill weed.

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SpinTime - Fridays 5:30-6

Every Friday in the last half hour of Mainstreet we have a guest DJ spinning some favorite tunes!


Friday March 11.11 Teresa Doyle


teresa.jpgFriday Jan 28.11  Alec O'Hanley - Two Hours Traffic alec.jpg