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Thursday, 1 December 2022

December - Time for the first of the month quiz - plus - A colourful Christmas Salad


As we welcome December, the twelfth and last 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. What is the birth flower for December?

Daffodil   Water-lily   Carnation   Holly

2. What is the birthstone for December?

Sapphire   Turquoise   Ruby   Diamond

3. Where does Father Christmas live throughout the year?

Lapland   England   Russia   Antarctica

4. How many reindeer does Santa have?

8   9   10   11

5. Which number month of the year was December originally in the Roman calendar?

9   10   11   12

6. Which country gave the world the tradition of the poinsettia as a Christmas flower?

United Kingdom   United States   France   Mexico

7. In what year was Bing Crosby’s recording of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” released?

1938   1942   1946   1950

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 ~

Christmas Salad
this is a colourful lunch or dinner starter
it's light and bright, and made with gorgeous smoked salmon, avocado and clementines
you can see more details/recipe here


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All the best Jan

39 comments:

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Thank you for another great quiz
So far, I think maybe half I have right. :)

Shari Burke said...

That salad is beautiful and looks delicious!

Jo said...

I think I know four but I'll have to check tomorrow.

Practical Parsimony said...

I am quite sure I got them all right. I will be back tomorrow to see.

roughterrain crane said...

No. 4 is a good question. I don't know, either.

Tom said...

...well, I know #4 and #6!

CJ Kennedy said...

The quiz is fun and the salad looks deliciously colorful

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. Happy December.

Dewena said...

Guessed at 1-3, no clue on 5, pretty sure I know 4,6, and 7. Fun quiz!

Printed out the pretty salad! I can't find watercress locally but the Whole Foods in Nashville might have it. I remember when my grandmother would send me out to the creek for as much of it as she needed. What I couldn't do with a bunch of that now! Makes me think of my dear grandmother who was quite elderly when I was small as my father was the youngest of her 7 children. His brothers worked out on the farm with their father so my dad worked in the kitchen garden with his mother and he turned out to be a fabulous cook. She taught him to prepare stuffed zucchini blossoms way back in the early 1930s when restaurants might not have even been doing it then.

I guess this is a sample of why food is so tied to memory, right, Jan? Your recipe did it for me!

DVArtist said...

Happy December to you.

William Kendall said...

I've got four for sure. Maybe in two others.

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful salad, full of gorgeous colour.

Christine said...

Happy December!

Teresa said...

Feliz mes de diciembre.

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde. Essa salada parece ser muito gostosa. Desejo um ótimo mês de dezembro.

Angie's Recipes said...

Such a delightful winter salad!

Caty said...

Interesting quiz Jan ! This salad may be delicious, never done one with mandarine.
Thanks so much for sharing.
I wish you a great December, and send big hugs
Caty

Bill said...

Interesting quiz and a nice salad.

eileeninmd said...

Fun facts and post.
The salad looks delicious!
Take care, enjoy your day!

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

no idea on the quiz but will be fun to see the outcome. Salad looks nice, I would eat that :)

Chatty Crone said...

I liked the quiz - didn't know many tho!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Looks like a very tasty salad. Thanx.

God bless.

Ananka said...

That salad looks good :-D Happy December :-D

DeniseinVA said...

That was fun and loved the salad. All the best Jan :)

happyone said...

Don't think I did very well on the quiz!!

Martha said...

That salad looks really good. Happy December!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm sure the salad is delicious, Jan. I'll check back to see how good or bad I did.

My name is Erika. said...

I can't wait until tomorrow to see how I did. Happy december to you.

J.P. Alexander said...

Siempre me ha gustado este mes. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

aussie aNNie said...

Not so good in the quiz, but love your salad x

Margaret D said...

Know most of those for once.

Lady Caer Morganna said...

HAPPY DECEMBER!

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Good test, I have done it but the correct answers puff, maybe not even the approved.
Best regards.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I haven't looked at the answers yet, but I think I got all but one correct. Maybe.

Jeanie said...

I LOVE your quilzzes! And that Christmas salad looks fabulous! Hoping to catch up soon -- been a whirlwind with kids first, then a houseguest. Happy season!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty salad that is for sure

Snowbird said...

what a delicious looking salad.xxx

It's me said...


Happy weekend love from me and Leaf 🍀🐾🎄❤️🍀

carol l mckenna said...

Yummy salad ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)