Floral and fruity honey


Lavender and rose, mint, orange with lemon,elderberry, and hot pepper are among the organic flowers, dried herbs, and fruits Ariel Krolick uses to infuse her raw Vermont honey. A landscaper and gardener, Krolick runs Ariel's Honey Infusions in Huntington, Vt., and sells thick and creamy (not golden) honey, which acquires flavors of floral and fruit ($10 to $12 for 5 ounces; $18 to $24 for 10 ounces). It's a delicious spread for toast, or drizzled over goat cheese or brie, or on oatmeal, yogurt, or ice cream. Stir it into tea for a most soothing drink. Available at Olives & Grace,623 Tremont St., Boston, 617-236-4536;Follow the Honey, 1132 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-945-7356; The Olive Connection, 1426 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-879-9980, or go to www.arielshoney.com ANN TRIEGER KURLAND