Makes 18 muffins
Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine flour and baking soda; set aside. In large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, butter, eggs, salt, buttermilk, and 1-2 teaspoons zest. Add flour mixture and stir just until combined. Stir in strawberries and nuts (if desired).
Fill buttered or paper-lined muffin tin 2/3 full with batter. Bake 25-30 minutes, until golden.
Meanwhile, combine 3 tablespoons orange juice and 1/2 cup sugar in small saucepan. Bring to boil, cook 1 minute, then remove from heat. Slowly spoon glaze over muffins while still warm.