*Remove the stem from the strawberries and light mash the berries with a fork. Pile the mashed strawberries into the center of a clean kitchen towel. (Use a red kitchen towel, otherwise the strawberries will stain it greatly!) Bring in the ends of towel and twist to force the liquid out of the mashed strawberries. Squeeze out as much water content as possible.
**Adapted from An Italian in my Kitchen