i don't know if i've ever experienced strawberry season so thoroughly as i have these past few weeks. it all started with a pint we got in our csa. it was full of perfect little sweet strawberries that were so beautiful one day and then turned mushy and moldy the next. with our second delivery of strawberries, i realized the best thing to do was to not try to savor and elongate the season, but to dive full force into it and use up the 'fleeting' strawberries in every way i could. here's a few examples...
two individual strawberry cobblers and one gluten-free strawberry crisp.
straw and cherries macerating in sugar, vanilla and balsamic vinegar
early-morning strawberry hulling for a fourth of july dessert
and right before time ran out, i sliced and layered strawberries on top of foil to freeze for a later day.