I was surprised to come home yesterday and find a box of papayas on my doorstep. Then I remembered that I had been given a free certificate to Melissa's exotic fruit of the month club in a gift bag a few weeks ago. The first delivery was strawberry papayas, which are pinker than normal papayas. Papayas aren't generally my favorite, as they have a certain taint of the rotting tropics about them, but these would look beautiful sliced in a salad with an acidic, citrusy viniagrette to balance their slight blandness. Anyway, thanks Melissa, for the certificate. And next month, pluots!