The strawberry is a small sweet fruit.
Choose red strawberries, being careful to avoid any
signs of rot. Rotting strawberries tend to have mushy
spots that might be discolored and sunken, often turning a
bit violet or lavender. Unripe strawberries tend to be
merely pale, sometimes almost white.
When chopped up and boiled down with sugar,
strawberries make an decent topping for vanilla ice cream.
Strawberries are often served on cake with a topping of