Do you prefer your marshmallow light brown, crispy brown, or charcoal burnt? Do you hold your stick in the flame, near the coals, or propped under the burning logs?
Seabrook has extended indoor living to outdoor fun by designing firepits into the 12+ parks in and around town. Benches and chairs border these firepits – for the perfect, open-air fire to gather and savor S’mores, marshmallows, hotdogs, cozy warmth, and hearty laughter (with ghost stories, too).
Each Seabrook firepit has the wood to start a fire. You can build your own fire, or a member of the Seabrook team is happy to build it for you.
Call 360/581-9461 for assistance or extra wood and be sure to have plenty of napkins ready to go.
10 FACTS TO SHARE
- The recipe for thee classic S’more is a roasted marshmallow and half a chocolate bar smooshed between two pieces of graham cracker.
- From S'more Lore... Nobody is 100% certain of where and when S’mores were invented, but it’s generally accepted that the recipe first appeared in the book Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, published in 1927.
- The Merriam-Webster dictionary suggests the first known use of the word “S’more” was in 1974.
- According to The S’mores Cookbook, Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year. It’s estimated that during summertime, approximately 50 percent of marshmallows sold are roasted for S’mores.
- National S’mores Day is celebrated each year on August 10.
- Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) is a perennial herb native to Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. It’s been used as a folk remedy for thousands of years to treat digestive, respiratory, and skin conditions.
- This herb is found on the banks of rivers and in salt marshes, preferring moist and sandy soil.
- Ancient Egyptians were first to make a sweet treat from the plant, when they combined marshmallow sap with nuts and honey.
- The French used frothy egg whites, sugar, and the sticky contents of the marshmallow plant’s root to produce pâte de guimauve (marshmallow cream), the forerunner to the ooey, gooey treat we know today.
- More recipes for S’mores on Yummly.com.
Sources: Summaries of numerous corroborative websites.