Answers to June Quiz Plus … a recipe for Low Carb Chocolate and Almond Cake

Hello there, I hope you enjoyed yesterdays quiz. Many thanks to all those who read the post and special thanks to those who took time to comment.


Did you know the answers? Well, as promised here are the answers to the seven questions. For ease I have repeated the questions …

1. How many days did June have in the early Roman calendar?

Answer 29

When Julius Caesar reformed the calendar he added an extra day.

2. Which month was June in the early Roman calendar?

Answer fourth

Another alteration made in Roman times, was the moving of January and February to the beginning of the year, thus making June the sixth month.

3. The solstice is in June. On or between which of these dates does it occur?

Answer Between 20th and 22nd

In the northern hemisphere it is the summer solstice. In the southern hemisphere it is the winter solstice.

4. What two flowers are usually recognised as the birth flowers for June?

Answer Rose and Honeysuckle

5. Which of these is not one of the three June gems?

Answer Ruby

6. In the old saying what is ‘a swarm of bees in June’ worth?

Answer silver spoon

‘A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay, A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon, A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly’


7. From what musical does the song ‘June is busting out all over’ come?

Answer Carousel

Hammerstein and Rodgers musical ‘Carousel’ was first performed in the Majestic Theatre, New York, on April 19, 1945.


How did you do? Before I researched the answers I knew four 😊


… and now on to a tasty recipe suggestion, which you may wish to try.

Chocolate and Almond Cake

This simple and quick recipe for a low carb chocolate and almond cake
makes a delicious occasional low carb sweet/dessert treat

you can see recipe/more details here

~ wishing you a happy month of June ~

A variety of articles and recipe ideas are within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

Hello there, I hope you enjoyed yesterdays quiz. Many thanks to all those who read the post and special thanks to those who took time to comment.


Did you know the answers? Well, as promised here are the answers to the seven questions. For ease I have repeated the questions …

1. How many days did June have in the early Roman calendar?

Answer 29

When Julius Caesar reformed the calendar he added an extra day.

2. Which month was June in the early Roman calendar?

Answer fourth

Another alteration made in Roman times, was the moving of January and February to the beginning of the year, thus making June the sixth month.

3. The solstice is in June. On or between which of these dates does it occur?

Answer Between 20th and 22nd

In the northern hemisphere it is the summer solstice. In the southern hemisphere it is the winter solstice.

4. What two flowers are usually recognised as the birth flowers for June?

Answer Rose and Honeysuckle

5. Which of these is not one of the three June gems?

Answer Ruby

6. In the old saying what is ‘a swarm of bees in June’ worth?

Answer silver spoon

‘A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay, A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon, A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly’


7. From what musical does the song ‘June is busting out all over’ come?

Answer Carousel

Hammerstein and Rodgers musical ‘Carousel’ was first performed in the Majestic Theatre, New York, on April 19, 1945.


How did you do? Before I researched the answers I knew four 😊


… and now on to a tasty recipe suggestion, which you may wish to try.

Chocolate and Almond Cake

This simple and quick recipe for a low carb chocolate and almond cake
makes a delicious occasional low carb sweet/dessert treat

you can see recipe/more details here

~ wishing you a happy month of June ~

A variety of articles and recipe ideas are within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan