Dear Sun Spots: My mother used to make clover honey but unfortunately I never asked for the recipe. If someone has such a recipe would they mind sharing it with me? – Doris D., Auburn.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, perhaps you and you family would enjoy making this Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie Mix for holiday gift giving: Gift Mix. Ingredients: Makes about 6 dozen cookies. 2¾ cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground cloves, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, 1½ cups Quaker oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked). To make mix: In large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves and nutmeg; mix well. Add oats; mix well. Transfer to resealable plastic bag, an unbreakable decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool, dry place. Ingredients Needed to Complete Cookies: ½ pound (2 sticks) butter softened (no substitutions), ¾ cup honey, 1 large egg.

To prepare cookies:

In a large bowl, beat butter and honey with electric mixer until creamy. Add egg; beat well. Add half of cookie mix; beat well. Add remaining cookie mix; beat well. Divide dough into thirds; place each on a piece of plastic wrap and flatten to ½-inch thickness. Wrap tightly; chill at least 4 hours.

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove one portion of dough from refrigerator. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1/8-inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake 5 to 7 minutes, just until centers are set. (Cookies will feel soft. Do not overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Variations: Decorated Cookies – Decorate cooled cookies with melted dark or white chocolate, ready-to-spread frosting, decorator frosting in tubes, assorted small candies or candy sprinkles. Thumbprint Cookies – Use thumb to make a deep indentation in center of each cookie dough ball. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until very light golden brown. Remove cookies from oven; press small dark or white chocolate candy into indentation or fill with ½ teaspoon of preserves. Cool and store as directed. Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age.

Dear Sun Spots: The Poland Historical Society has a request. If anyone out there has display cases that they no longer use and would like to sell or donate to a great cause – for the furnishing of the old schoolhouse displays – we would be grateful. Please call Mary at (207) 998-4391. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking for relatives of Robert E. Hardy of Canton. He would have been in his early 20s in 1930. I have photos and memorabilia of his. Please call me at (207)442-8298. – Sharon Ring, West Bath.

Dear Sun Spots: I hope a reader can help me. I’m looking for a skein of yarn Lion Brand Wool Ease 4-ply worsted weight in Pines No. 234, and also some knitting needles that they are not using any more. They have to be the short ones by Benet or Susan Bates and are willing to sell at a reasonable price. My number is (207) 364-3267. I have an answering machine. – No Name, Rumford.

Dear Sun Spots: I read Sun Spots every day and enjoy it. You helped me in the past, and I thank you very much. Now I’m hoping you can again. I would like to find a place where I can have my cassette players, stereo and camcorder looked at and would like them fixed. Is there someone in the Lewiston or surrounding area where I could go? – No Name, Sabattus.

Answer:
Try contacting McKechnie’s Appliance Service & Refrigeration, Route 43, Temple, (207) 778-9550; Rodney’s Appliances, Holley Road, Farmington, (207) 778-5319; Rotoco Appliance Service, Hathaway Hill Road, Livermore, (207) 897-9903; and Wayne’s Appliance Service, Turner, (207) 225-2966.

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be posted at www.sunjournal.com in the Inform Us section under Press Release.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.