The following thoughts and recipes were submitted by our readers in answer to the question:
What food do you think of when you think of Spring?
"I like the idea of having cold meals in the summer." submitted by Janet of the USA
"Panini sandwiches. Use sourdough bread cut thick, load with lunchmeat, cheese and spicy mustard. Then dip in egg, milk, salt and pepper mixed together. Cover both sides of sandwich and fry in oil. Turn when first side is brown." submitted by Laura of Canada.
"Cookies with ice cream between. Take two cookies, place a scoop of softened ice cream on one cookie and smash down with the other cookie. Put back in freezer until hardened." submitted by Joe of the UK.
"Pasta salad. Boil spiral pasta until mostly soft, add chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, chopped cucumber, grated carrot and one bottle of spicy italian salad dressing. Chill until time to serve." submitted by Ken of the USA
"Fruit salad. Chop a combination of fresh fruit like apples, oranges, pineapple, berries, bananas, pears, mangos or any fresh fruit you like. Serve with whipped cream." submitted by Francine
"Spring here can be really hot or cold, so we sometimes like soup and sometimes we grill." submitted by Barry of the USA.