Dear Sun Spots: My boyfriend and I frequented The Sea Gull Shop in New Harbor, Maine. We ordered our meal, which came with coleslaw. The meal was delicious. While tasting the coleslaw, we could not figure out what seasonings were used in it. It was the best coleslaw either of us had ever tasted! We were both hoping that you could contact this restaurant in order to get the recipe for it. Thank you so much for your help. – Ruth, No Town.

Answer:
You’re in luck! Paula at The Sea Gull Shop was happy to share the ingredients she uses to make the dressing for their coleslaw. You’ll have to play with the recipe, though because she doesn’t measure the ingredients. To make the dressing, she uses mayonnaise, sugar, garlic, chopped onion and vinegar. After combing those ingredients, she mixes in the pre-chopped cabbage and carrots and combines it all together. Sun Spots thanks you for the tip; we hope to be able to check out this restaurant in the future. The Sea Gull Shop is an oceanfront restaurant and gift shop at Pemaquid Point, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Here’s another recipe that might help with the measurements, from the All Recipes Web site. Ingredients: 1 large head cabbage, shredded; 1 large carrot, shredded, 2/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing; 1/3 cup sugar; 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon white vinegar; 2 teaspoons celery seed; 1 teaspoon salt; 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Method: Combine the cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir into the cabbage mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Toss before serving.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for a slide projector because I have many slides to organize and a broken projector. My phone number is 207-875-2454. Thank you for your help. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Sun Spot readers please check your bookshelves and attics, and those of your families! I am looking for two copies of “Now and Then on Taylor Pond” by Helen Andrews published in 1960. Please contact Laurie at Percy’s Burrow if you have this book. 376-3225. – Laurie, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking to find someone who teaches and/or sells rug hooking supplies. Could any of your readers help me? – No Name, Jay.


Answer: In addition to responses from readers, Maine Fiberarts in Topsham is a statewide arts nonprofit that maintains a database that profiles makers, teachers, shepherds, suppliers, curators, state agencies, art organizations, manufacturers, guilds and farms. Contact them for more information on locating a teacher at 721-0678 or e-mail [email protected]

Dear Sun Spots: I have about 100 Boyds Bears that I have been collecting for about 10 years. I have grown out of room and my love of bears. Would anyone be interested in buying these from me in a whole lot? I also have some accessories that go with them to display them. Please call 754-6801. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Help save the lives of lost, abandoned and abused cats! Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends, a registered nonprofit organization that rescues cats, is asking for donations of all types of crafts, old and new. Your generous donations of crafts will allow us to provide shelter, food, vet visits and much needed medications to cats who would surely perish without these services. We have lovingly provided services for more than 20 years, thanks to people like you. For pickup of your craft donations please call Norm at 207-650-8374. – No Name, No Town.


Dear Sun Spots: I was wondering if someone would be interested in some free yarn. Please contact Glenda at [email protected] or phone 897-2135. – Glenda, Jay.

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