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Floral and fruity honey

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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