Prepare using blueberries or raspberries.
Selecting Fresh Strawberries
When purchasing fresh strawberries, look for plump, brightly colored berries with a strong strawberry fragrance. Avoid berries with green or white patches, since strawberries will not ripen further after picking. If berries are prepackaged in plastic cartons, be sure to check the bottom for mushy berries or signs of mold. Store strawberries in the refrigerator and wash just before using.