Dear Sun Spots: Glad to see you mentioned the story of snow removal in your recent columns. You also mentioned the use of snow rollers before the plows. I thought of one of these snow rollers I saw at the Fryeburg Fair Museum yard. I also saw one up on Route 2 (East of Norway on Route 2) that was parked by a meeting hall and I did take a photo of it there. It’s there for people to see if they want to. – William Trask, Lisbon Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: Do you have a recipe for Village Inn’s stuffing for baked stuffed haddock? Very good! – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots checked with the Village Inn and understandably they will “absolutely not” share the recipe with you and other readers. In fact Sun Spots was advised that all recipes are kept under lock and key!

In the meantime, perhaps you and your family may make do with the following recipe for those times you are unable to avail of The Village Inn’s baked stuffed haddock recipe:

Shrimp-stuffed trout recipe ingredients: 6 whole trout, boned, flour, 2 eggs, beaten, 2 cups bread crumbs, ¼ cup butter, juice and grated zest of 1 lemon, salt and pepper. Shrimp stuffing ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped, 3 cups sliced mushrooms, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon white pepper, ¼ cup diced sweet red pepper, ¼ cup diced green onions, ½ pound bay shrimp, cooked, 2 cups dry sherry. Method shrimp stuffing: Sauté onion and mushrooms in butter in skillet until lightly browned. Add salt, white pepper, red pepper, green onions, shrimp and Sherry. Simmer over medium heat until liquid is reduced to glaze, stirring occasionally. Cool.

Method trout: Dredge each trout in flour, dip in eggs, then roll in bread crumbs to coat lightly. Carefully fill each trout cavity with shrimp stuffing. Secure seams with wood picks. Melt butter in large skillet. Sauté trout in butter, a few at time, until lightly browned on both sides and stuffing is hot. Remove trout when done and keep warm. Add lemon juice and zest to butter remaining in pan and heat few seconds. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over trout.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for the Rev. Gordon Newell. He was pastor in the mid ’70s at the United Church of Christ Mexico Congregational Church (Green Church). His last known address I had for him was in Colrain, Mass. The last I heard from him was in May 2005, at which time he was moving to Caribou.

I’ve lost track of him since he moved. I sent a Christmas card to him in Caribou. But had it returned as undeliverable. If anyone knows of his whereabouts, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your great community service. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: We are in need of a three-wheeled bike for an adult with disabilities.

The price’s of these bikes are way beyond his means.

We would appreciate any help in locating a secondhand bike. I can be reached at (207) 998-2898. – Cheryl Godin, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, have you tried Uncle Henry’s? It might be worth looking into. You should be able to locate one at a newsstand or your local grocery store. In the meantime you might also like to check out the classified section in your local newspaper for any.

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 Advice section under Opinion on the left-hand corner of your computer screen. In addition, you can e-mail your inquiries to [email protected]


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.