Welcome warmer weather with this sweet side

Serves 8

Nothing says warm weather like strawberries.


1/4 cup water 1/4 cup honey 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (or 1 teaspoon vanilla) 2 quarts strawberries, hulled and sliced


Combine water, honey and vanilla bean in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until honey dissolves. Remove from heat (add extract here if using). Let stand 15 minutes. Remove vanilla bean. Place strawberries in a pretty bowl. Pour syrup over top. Toss to coat.

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