There are a few rules when it comes to slobbering over a few handfuls of those oddly speckle-seeded red gems we call strawberries:

First and foremost—buy organic strawberries. Why? Because they taste like strawberries. They are adorably sweet and don’t rub raw on your taste buds with that tangy and godawful bitter firework show that leaves you squeamish after only a nibble on one of the conventionals.

Secondly—quit crew-cuttin’ the salad that tops this fine fruit. That little patch of garden is all too often purged because society has ribboned it up as scum too unthinkable to touch anything but the blade that separates wholesome nutrition from our hygienic misfirings.


P.S. Don’t worry about washing them…

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