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Friday, 1 July 2022

July - Time for the first of the month quiz - plus - recipe for a lower carb Strawberry Cheesecake


~ Larkspur July flower, with visitor ~

As we welcome July, the seventh month of the year, it's time for the first of the month quiz. I'm only asking seven questions, I hope you may have a go at answering them.

1. The month of Quintilis was renamed July in honour of which historical figure?

2. In the poem, The Garden Year, in the line 'Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots, and gillyflowers', which modern day flower is a gillyflower?

3. St Swithin's Day falls on which date every year? And if it rains on St. Swithin's Day, for how many more days will it continually rain?

4. Neil Armstrong became the first man to step onto the moon on July 21, in which year?

5. Which zodiac sign for the month of July ends on July 22? And which sign starts from July 23 onwards?

6. Which gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, and which symbolizes contentment, is the birthstone of July?

7. True or false. On average, July is the hottest month of the year in the UK?

How did you do? Do write down your answers at home and come back tomorrow when the answers will be revealed. 😊

~ and now for a delicious recipe suggestion ~

Strawberries are a firm favourite in our house, but did you know! They are 91% water, and can be a great contributor to your water intake for the day! They also deliver the most vitamin C of all berries, plus folate, fibre and antioxidants. You can eat them as a little snack (so enjoyable) or with some yogurt, or double cream ... even in a salad, it's a great summer fruit.


Strawberry Cheesecake
lower carb recipe - more details here

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All the best Jan

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

1969 for number 4, I still remember listening on the radio with ny dad.

Anonymous said...

That was me Christine -cmlk79.blogspot.com with number 4 answer

J.P. Alexander said...

Ten un genial mes, gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Tom said...

...larkspur is flowering here now!

Conniecrafter said...

I don't know many of the questions for the month of July but I do think I know a few :)
I did not know that strawberries were 91% water, and the cheesecake sounds delicious.
Feels like summer is going by quickly

peppylady (Dora) said...

I hope everyone has a great July.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Fun60 said...

I think I might have got three right. I'll have to wait and see how I got on tomorrow. English strawberries at this time of the year are so delicious.

Elephant's Child said...

Thanks for the challenge. I can remember watching that historic first step on the moon.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
The Larkspur is pretty. The strawberry cheesecake looks yummy, thanks for the recipe.
Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy weekend.

My name is Erika. said...

I only know a couple of these, so I will wait for the answers. Hurrah for sharing a bee in your photo! Happy July!

CJ Kennedy said...

The strawberry cheesecake is a perfect dessert

Sandi said...

The purple flowers are magnificent!

Bill said...

The strawberry cheesecake looks delicious. Happy July!

Angie said...

Jan - yikes - I am feeling quite inadequate with my knowledge of the answers!!! Oh well, I am going to enjoy some strawberries to take my mind off it! Enjoy your weekend!

Sondra said...

I got a big fat ZERO on the quizz...lol guess I know nothing of July...
BUT strawberry deserts I can vouch for!

Mary Kirkland said...

That sounds really good.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I've not done very well with the quiz.

Sue said...

This cheesecake looks delicious, I do like a nice strawberry! Take care and have a very happy July, Sue xx

happyone said...

I think I got only 4 right but will check back tomorrow to see.
Love strawberries.

DeniseinVA said...

Delicious dessert and a fun quiz. I'll be back tomorrow. All the best Jan :)

Lee said...

I woke a couple of minutes prior to 1 am on 1st of the month, and remembered in the wee, small dark hours to say "White Rabbits!" Maybe this time they will bring me some good luck!! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm positive about questions 4 and 5, and think I know the gemstone, but have NO idea about any of the others, since there are some I've never heard of. Off to learn the answers now.

Martha said...

Strawberry cheesecake. Yes, please! Happy July. Wishing you a wonderful month ahead!

Teresa said...

Creo que acerté bastantes, espero las respuestas. Buena receta. Besos.