I bought the most impossibly beautiful strawberries at the farmers market the other day: bursting with sweetness, tiny and red, so fragrant they made my mouth water. I took them home, planning on serving them with some ice cream for dessert, and promptly forgot I even bought them for about two days. When I remembered and spotted them in the fridge, tied in a bag, waiting, I was crestfallen. They, of course, were past their prime. Overripe. Boo. So I did what I had to do. I couldn’t waste that $2.50 pint completely. Life gives you forgotten berries? Make lemonade! So I picked through the berries, washed ’em, mashed ’em up, mixed them with the juice of five lemons and about 1/3 cup agave nectar, and added sparkling water to taste. Insanely good. I would have rather enjoyed the berries at their prime, but it was definitely a delightful summer refresher! — Megan B.