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On June 22-23 the Lewiston Garden Fest will again take place on Center Street in that historic village, bringing thousands of visitors to enjoy the festival.
June is indeed “busting out all over” with countless events at parks, churches and sports tournaments, and the 2013 calendar from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is readily available for the asking.
More than three dozen vendors, and displays for garden and yard enthusiasts will highlight this year’s Garden Fest, according to co-chairs Barbara Landree and Barbara Carter.
More than 20 committee members are finalizing the many details, and representatives from various floral societies will be on the roster with demonstrations and free advice.
Barbara Stafford, Niagara 1 Section Chair advises that this, the seventh annual Lewiston Garden Fest, sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club, District 8 Member of the New York Federated Garden Clubs, is replete with many beautiful presentations and demonstrations, all at no charge to the public.
As involved as she is with finalizing details, Barbara Stafford took time to lend me her very colorful and sophisticated recipe for our readers.
Barbara Stafford’s smoked salmon bites
Barbara’s recipe is very popular and came from the Junior League of Denver.
121/4-inch thick slices of a French baguette, cut diagonally from the loaf.
2 to 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
11/2 tablespoons honey-flavored mustard
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon drained capers
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill weed
4 ounces of goat cheese