Dear Sun Spots: I hope you can help me. I’m looking for an apple peeler that’s electric. If anyone has one they’re not using, I’ll be more than happy to buy it. I have checked everywhere in all the hardware stores but no luck yet. Thank you for your help. I appreciate it. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots was unable to locate the item in local stores, but if you visit Bed, Bath and Beyond, 730 Center St., Auburn, they can order one for you from their Web site. Or, you may visit www.bedbathandbeyond.com, click on “What’s New” in the menu bar and select the kitchen category for a list of new products. There, you’ll find the Zyliss multipeeler.

Dear Sun Spots: Last December, I cut out a recipe that came out in the Heloise column. It was for “Pistachio Ambrosia Salad.” I made it and everyone raved about it. Now, I can’t find it. I trust you’ll find it and publish it for me. Many thanks in advance. – Jean, Winthrop.


Answer: Sun Spots located the following “Pistachio Ambrosia” recipe online from a Heloise column from 2006. The recipe can be used as a salad or a dessert.

Ingredients: 1 small box instant pistachio pudding mix; 1 (16 ounce) can chunky pineapple; 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple; 1 cup shredded coconut; 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans; 12 to 16 ounces non-dairy whipped topping, thawed; 1 cup miniature marshmallows.

Method: Combine the cans of pineapple (including the juice), then sprinkle the pudding mix over the pineapple and let sit for a couple of minutes. Gently mix in the coconut and nuts, then blend in the whipped topping and marshmallows. Place in the refrigerator for at least two hours to let the flavors blend together, and then it’s ready to serve.

• For Donna, No Town, looking for someone to help her finish a braided rug, contact Beryl Robinson at 782-5481.



This column is for you, our readers. There are 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. 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 or e-mailed 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.