Step One: Combine the strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Set aside for 1 hour.
Step Two: Drain and reserve liquid and strawberries separately. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
Step Three: Mix the eggs, butter, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup sugar and liquid from strawberries in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture. Stir until combined. Fold in reserved strawberries. Spoon into 12 greased muffin pans. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Serve warm. Yield: 12 muffins