Dear Sun Spots: It would give many of us great pleasure to have new recipes for cool nutritious drinks made with milk. Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., will send bulletins with new ideas for recipes. We kindly send thanks to Sun Spots for publishing the complete address. – Helen Jones, Wales.

Contact Cornell through Campus Information and Visitor Relations by dialing 607-254-INFO or via e-mail at [email protected] You can also write to them at: Campus Information and Visitor Relations, Day Hall Lobby, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853.

You may also be interested in the following recipes: You might also want to note that any blender will make a milkshake, although the kind with large blades at the bottom tends to pulverize the ice cream quickly, making for a thin shake. Don’t over-mix. Good vanilla ice cream and very cold milk are crucial for that velvety texture.

Blueberry Banana Shake posted online at, Ingredients: ½ cup (4 fl oz/120 ml) unsweetened apple juice or orange juice; ½ cup (4 fl oz/120 ml) brewed organic green tea or unsweetened apple juice; ¼ cup (1 oz/30 g) frozen blueberries, preferably Maine wild blueberries; 1 banana; 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest; 1 teaspoon grated orange zest; ½ cup (1½ oz/45 g) vanilla soy protein isolate powder; 3 capsules green tea powder (open capsules and use powder only), optional. Method: Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

Banana Date Shake Ingredients: 6 pitted dates, 1 banana, 4 scoops vanilla ice cream, 1½ cups milk. Method: Pulverize dates and banana in blender. Then add remaining ingredients. Mix.

Vanilla Malt Ingredients: 4 scoops vanilla ice cream, 1½ cups milk, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons Carnation malted milk powder. Method: Mix in blender.

Papaya Creamsicle Smoothie Ingredients: 2 ripe papayas, ½ cup orange juice, ½ cup vanilla frozen yogurt. Method: Peel, seed and coarsely chop papayas. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.Yield: 2 servings.

Dear Sun Spots: I am hoping you help me find a book called “Captain of My Dreams,” which is being used on the soap opera “General Hospital” right now. Thank you. – Stephanie Maberry, Farmington Falls.

Unfortunately Sun Spots has been unable to locate this. Perhaps other readers are familiar with this and would be willing to share the information with you.

Dear Sun Spots: To the person who recently asked for information on the 1949 World Series: I am huge baseball fan who could provide detailed information on each game. Please call me at 212-0831. – J.H., Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Please ask your readers if anyone has any interior shutters which they no longer need. I need a set of four which are 7-inches-by-36. Thank you. I am willing to pay a reasonable price for them. – Margaret Scattoloni, Wales.

Dear Sun Spots: The Congregational Church of Mechanic Falls has recently had its spire and belfry sections removed. There are some good 6-by-6 and 8-by-8 timbers and whatever else wood that can be salvaged by someone who could use them. We would give these to whomever could haul them away. Thank you for your help. Please call (207) 345-5971 or (207) 346-3831. – No Name, Mechanic Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: I had a patch of bamboo. Before the patch got too large I started treating it. I had a syringe like you use to baste meat on chicken. I cut the large stalks down to about 15 inches from the ground. I bought Roundup and filled the syringe with it. I injected every adult stalk. This method killed the stalks and most of the roots. It took about two years to kill all of it. The more you dig and pull will only make it worse. – Mary Nile, Rangeley.

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