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‘Smores, What Childhood Memories are Made Of

By Andrew Spencer

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are cooling off, which can only mean that dog days of summer are on the verge of giving over to the fall. But if there’s one thing we do well Nantucket it’s keep the summer going! And what better way to keep the summer fires burning than by making ‘smores?

‘Smores are the perfect way to remind yourself and those around you that it can be summer any time of year, even if Mother Nature is keeping you inside. Head out and gather some sticks for roasting marshmallows, then go back inside and get a fire going in your fireplace. From there, it’s just a question of roasting a few marshmallows and squashing them together with some chocolate between graham crackers.

For some people, “summer” is a season; for those on Nantucket, it’s much more than that. It’s a state of mind, one that we don’t like to get out of. And so we don’t. Instead, we stretch it out.

There is no better way to bring out your inner kid—or to get your actual kids off their phones—than by making s’mores. Try making them at your next get-together with friends and watch your guests’ eyes light up with excitement at the prospect! Together with a selection of cordials and aperitifs (or coffee or tea), s’mores can keep summer alive long into winter.


Graham Crackers


Chocolate Bars

Long, thin branches to put marshmallows on for roasting

Friends and family


As crazy as it might sound, there are those among us who don’t love ‘smores. But they don’t have to be left out of the summer-out-of-season fun!

Offer guests the option of having strawberry shortcake—another easy-to-make reminder of those endless summer days.

So join us, won’t you? Make up a batch of of summertime ‘smores or strawberry shortcake, reminisce about the fantastic summer you’ve had, and look forward to an amazing summer to come!

Article edited. Full version available in ONLY NANTUCKET Fall /Winter 2019.

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