Mix strawberries and sugar in a bowl. Cover and set in the refrigerator at least one hour. The longer the bowl sits, the softer the berries will be and the more liquid they will have released. (I recommend you let them sit overnight.)
Serve as a dessert topping or on their own with a little whipped cream or ice cream.
Macerated berries will last about three days in the refrigerator.Experiment with replacing one tablespoon of the sugar in this recipe with:
balsamic vinegar, or
your favorite liqueur, such as Grand Marnier (orange liqueur) or Pama (pomegranate liqueur).