Featured Event Aug. 20 = Third
Sunday Market. A Bloomington, Illinois tradition since
1988, the indoor/outdoor sale features more than 450 top dealers,
representing 17 states. Whether you're looking for the finest in antique
furniture, americana, folk art, vintage advertising, sport memorabilia,
or antique linens & clothing you're likely to find it here. For more
www.thirdsundaymarket.com. Admission is $6, ages 13 and under
are Free. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food, No Pets. Rain or Shine.
Free Parking. Located at the Interstate Center , 2301 West Market
Street, Bloomington, IL. The facility is located one mile west of I55
and I74 at exit 160B (on Rt. 9W).
Featured Shop Visit Southern Memories
and Cottage Rose Tea Room. They are located on Old Highway
Hours are for the shop: Wed.-Sat. 10am to 5pm and for the Tea Room:
Wed.-Sat. 11am to 3pm. T Visitors may find anything from rustic farmhouse to
vintage styled home decor; with antique furniture, southern relics, and
specialty clothing & jewelry items. For more information call
573-856-4131 or visit
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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