To a medium sized mixing bowl, add 3 cups fresh hulled and chopped strawberries along with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.
Position a fine mesh sieve atop a medium saucepan on your countertop.
Pour the strawberry mixture into the sieve.
Allow the strawberry mixture to drain into the saucepan for 30 minutes.
At the end of 30 minutes, add the thoroughly drained strawberries back into the bowl.