I think the ingredients were crushed canned tomatoes, butter, flour, salt, pepper and milk, but I do not know the amounts or the process.

I knew if anyone could help it would be Sun Spots. Thank you, HC in Turner.

ANSWER: Let’s hope some Sun Spots readers out there can help you out with a tomato bisque recipe that they would be willing to share. If you do find it, we hope you will share with us, because it sounds delicious. In the meantime, while it may not be exactly what you’re seeking, here is a recipe we found on cooks.com that may help:

Tomato Bisque Soup

2 (1 lb.) cans tomatoes

1/2 c. onions, chopped

1 tbsp. sugar

2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. cloves or allspice

1/4 c. butter

1/4 c. flour

1 qt. milk

In medium pan, simmer tomatoes, onions, salt, pepper, cloves, or allspice, and sugar for 10 minutes until paste. Melt butter in large pan and whisk in flour; add milk. Simmer until hot and thick. Add hot tomato mixture to hot milk mixture. Serve hot.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: This is in response to the reader who asked about a low cost rabies shot clinic. There is another option, but you’ll need to act quick. For those who may live north of the Twin Cities, there will be a clinic at the Hartford Town Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. today, Saturday Jan. 23. More information can be found at events.sunjournal.com.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We would appreciate your help getting the word out about our next Tutor Training Workshop. It will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 6 and 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 1. If you are 21 or older, have at least a 12th grade reading level, are patient, organized and creative, you can be a Literacy Volunteer.

We have many adults waiting for help with their educational and life skills goals. Many volunteers are needed. In particular, we need help for people from Turner and Poland, as well individuals who are comfortable working with young adults, and assisting people from other countries.

For information email [email protected] or call 207-333-4785. Also check out our website at www.literacyvolunteersandro.org. You can make a difference.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: What has happened to Joe Cupo, the weather man on Channel 6?

ANSWER: No need to worry. Joe Cupo, who has worked with WCSH since 1979, according to their website, will return to the airwaves soon. WCSH 6 has informed Sun Spots that Mr. Cupo is taking some well-deserved vacation time. Sun Spots is sure he will appreciate your concern over his absence.

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