Featured Event Oct. 26 = Rural Heritage Day in
Historic Ste. Genevieve, MO.
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Located at St. Mary’s Road (339 St.
Mary’s Road) and Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, MO. Rural Heritage Day
is a celebration of history, reverie and reminiscence dedicated to the
hard working forefathers and foremothers of Ste. Genevieve. Come see how
it used to be done – whether it’s farming, cooking, spinning, lace making,
leather working, soap making, wood carving, gardening or good
old-fashioned games. Watch demonstrations of handicrafts of yesteryear.
COST: $3 donation accepted. Stay till the evening and enjoy the “Spirit
Reunion” (separate admission fees apply) a local fundraiser that features
costumed ‘Spirits’ telling the stories of the early settlers buried there.
For more information visit
www.visitstegen.com or call 800-373-7007.
Featured Shop Manhattan Antique
Over 40,000 square feet of
space modeled after New York City! Manhattan Antique Marketplace, also
known as MAM (pronounced like ma’am), will be a one-stop shopping
destination experience for all ages. Comprised of an antique mall, special
events space, artist workshop, café, and microbrewery, MAM is more than
just a mall…it’s a city! Located at 10431 St. Charles Rock Rd., St.Ann, MO
The Asheford Program is an
internationally recognized, professional-level "Profit & Pleasure"
on the study of antiques, collectibles and appraising. Click
here for more information.
Are you a fire eater? Do you love those spicy foods that make you
break out in a sweat? Just how hot is hot? A chemist named Wilbur Scoville
worked out a system of measuring the heat in peppers in 1912.
That burning sensation you feel when you eat food with hot peppers in
it comes from a naturally occurring chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin
is colorless and odorless. It is most highly concentrated in the white
membranes surrounding the seeds of the pepper. The seeds themselves have
only trace amounts and the flesh of the peppers develops only a slight
amount of capsaicin.
While modern science has devised a more accurate method for measuring
the amount of capsaicin in foods, the Scoville Index is still used to rate
peppers relative heat values. Listed below are some popular foods and
peppers and their place in the scale.
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