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Kip W

Most sticks are terrible for roasting marshmallows. You need one that forks at the end, to avoid the part where the heaviest part always points straight at the fire, getting heavier and heavier while the top remains untoasted. But the fork can't be so big that it can't take a marshmallow, and it can't be so small that it scorches right away. We had metal toasting forks that we took on our frequent trips to the hills.

And one of my sisters discovered that an ordinary table fork is adequate for toasting a marshmallow over a stove burner. Genius!

Paul Berge

Now that I've read up on Diane Linkletter, should I be worried if Edward Durston starts hanging around?

Asking for a friend.

Mary McNeil

You have to be careful you don't get a stick from a tree that oozes sap that ought not to be ingested.
A fork works for toasting over a candle (unscented candle...)too.

Mike Peterson

I don't think we had any poisonous trees, though you learned early that pine-flavored marshmallows aren't that delicious.

OTOH, you do want the flavor of a wood fire infused there. How about a "burning wood" scented candle??

Also, cut your own stick. Don't let Edward Durston do it for you.

Kip W

I was at a gathering of several families, and there was a fire going in the back yard for marshmallows, leading to smores. I was all for it till I saw that the wood was scavenged from somewhere, and had duct tape all over it. I warned people away from it, and everybody wondered what the big deal was. It's just marshmallows, toasted over a burning cocktail of PVCs and adhesives!

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