If you've ever been strawberry-picking, you know how amazing strawberry fields smell. On a hot, early summer day, you could get drunk off the sweet scent. Sometimes you can mimic the experience by sticking your face into a carton of strawberries, but it's not really recommended.

Strawberries are perfect as is, and their sour punch works equally well as part of a savory dish (tip: throw them in an arugula salad to add a perfect balance to the spicy greens). However, since strawberries are such amazing dessert subjects, you might want to just hold onto them to make a sweet treat. Check out the recipes below for some inspiration.

Rye shortcakes with roasted strawberries and rhubarb by Yossy Arefi

Strawberry lime crostata by Midge

Pickled strawbery jam by Christina Tosi

Eleven Madison Park's strawberry gazpacho by Genius Recipes

Strawberry rosé spritzer by Merrill Stubbs

Strawberry crème fraîche soft serve by WinnieAb

Strawberry balsamic and olive oil breakfast cake by indieculinary

The River Café's strawberry sorbet by Genius Recipes

Strawberry-mascarpone tart by eeshani

This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 9 ways to celebrate strawberry season

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