OK, I admit it ... I'm not a big fan of raw strawberries. Too crunchy, weak flavor, most picked before they're fully ripe. The rainy weather we had at the start of strawberry season made both conventional and organic berries watery to boot. But when you apply heat to strawberries a wonderful thing happens. The excess moisture evaporates, the fruit softens, the flavor deepens. A forgettable piece of fruit becomes memorable.