I found strawberries at our local farmstand for the first time this season.
What to do? What to do?
Well, I baked a pound cake earlier today, thinking that I'd make a rhubarb compote (rhubarb from the same stand) to serve with it. We had strawberry shortcake instead. I used the America's Test Kitchen recipe for pound cake (you can find the recipe here - scroll down to find it and I apologize for the nasty picture you have to get past in order to get to it).
Prior to dinner, I whipped up a quick cocktail by muddling a few berries with basil and simple syrup. Shook them with some gin, and presto!
Strawberry season has begun. :-)