Purchase strawberries that are red and plump.
Wash and clean strawberries under cold running water.
Cut stems off strawberries and discard stems.
Discard any soft or mushy fruit.
Place a paper towel on a clean dry flat surface.
Place strawberries on the paper towel with cut sides down, leaving space
between them. Let strawberries air dry for a couple of hour until the cut side is dry
to the touch.
After drying, place a paper towel in a clean dry container.
Set strawberries in container with cut sides down on paper towel.
Continue placing strawberries in container until bottom layer of container is full.
Place any remaining strawberries in container with cut sides up, placing them in-
between strawberries on the bottom rows.
Place a tight fitting lid on the container and refrigerate. Strawberries will be
clean, chilled and ready to eat when you want them.