Coming Up On October 4th and 5th:

3g_ipod_in_dock1.jpgDan's MP3 Player has over 7500 songs and coming up on the next Saskatchewan Weekend he'll once again set it to RANDOM SHUFFLE and it will choose all the music for the show. We'll find out at the same time what music he'll play.

It could be anything, from rock and pop to classical, country or jazz. It might even be blues, zydeco or reggae!!

Plus, Longevity Columnist Sharon Basaraba will join me with more tip on how to live longer and Wine Columnist Shelley Boettcher will make some suggestions for us!!

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Author Mike Thomas Discusses His New Book "You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman"

DanPhilHartmanBook.jpgWhether he was on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, NEWSRADIO, or THE SIMPSONS, Canadian born Comedian Phil Hartman was always one of the funniest guys on the shows.

Mike Thomas has written a new biography of the man, and he was Dan's guest on Saskatchewan Weekend to discuss "You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman".



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Here's the recipe for Crab Apple Mostarda that you heard Sunday on the show:

Crab apple mostarda:

3lb crab apples

4 cups cane sugar

4 cups water

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup mustard seed, toasted

4 green cardamom pods

3 whole star anise

2 piece cinnamon bark

2 whole allspice berries

Put all ingredients except apples into a pot and bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, half and core the apples and put into a glass or ceramic vessel.

Pour boiling liquid and aromatics over apples, place a plate or weight over apples to keep them submerged, allow to steep in refrigerator for a few days before using.

Alternate method: 

Poach apples in liquid without mustard until cooked through, and remove, cool.

Puree apples with enough prepared mustard (dijon or grainy) to your taste.

Crab apple Chutney:

3lb Crab apples

2 cup red wine vinegar

1 Red onion

6 clove garlic

1/2 Cup cane sugar

8 whole green cardamom

2 whole star anise

3 piece cinnamon bark

1 tbsp whole coriander seed

1 bay leaf

1 tsp whole caraway seed

1 hot chili

2 large piece fresh ginger

Put spices/ chili into cheesecloth, place with vinegar/ sugar and diced onion and sliced garlic. Simmer until a syrupy consistency. Meanwhile core and cut the apples (1" square) 

When vinegar has reduced sufficiently, add apples and cook to just done. 

Season with salt.

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DonSupermanPrint.jpgThis year The Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment Expo features over 200 exhibitors, vendors and artists and some very special guests from film & television and comics.

That includes Brandon Routh from SUPERMAN RETURNS, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, CHUCK and ARROW. Brandon spoke with Dan about becoming Superman, meeting the fans, and the work he is doing today.

(Artwork by Don Sparrow)

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The Cheap Seats - with Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith - The Banjo Bowl

WinnipegStadium.jpgWill The Banjo Bowl be as entertaining as The Labour Day Classic?

And the NFL is back, with the Super Bowl - XLIX - this year in Phoenix. Is there one thing you're hoping to see?

To discuss, review, preview and recap, climb up into The Cheap Seats with CBC's Adam Hunter, Jenna Leith and Dan.



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Hi Opie! Is Now On The Air And Its Directed By Saskatchewan's Lowell Dean

Opie.jpgEarlier this year Dan spoke with Saskatchewan filmmaker Lowell Dean about a new television show that he'd be working on featuring a puppet custom-built by the experts at Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

"Hi Opie!" is now on the air and Dan called Lowell to hear what it was like to create and make the show.



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