Papaya-Berry Boats


“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”   A.A. Milne

These papaya-berry boats are one of my favorite summer breakfasts and they could not be easier to make. Simply cut a ripe papaya in half and scoop out its seeds.  Fill the center with your choice of berries.  Sprinkle with lime zest, finely cut on a microplane.  Finish with a squeeze of lime juice and a chiffonade of fresh mint.  I serve them with serrated grapefruit spoons to scoop out the papaya flesh,  right out of the papaya.  You could drizzle with a bit of honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness but I usually enjoy them without.  A dollop of yogurt adds protein.  YUM!