Featured Event Dec. 15 & 16
= The Belleville Flea Market in
Belleville, Illinois is the
third full weekend of every month, year round. The Flea Market is Southern
Illinois’ Premier Indoor & Outdoor (weather permitting) Market. With over
600 tables and 300-400 vendors, we get a wide range of antiques,
collectibles, merchandise to see to the public. Indoor/ Outdoor Year
Round. Parking : $3.00 – Handicapped Accessible. Admission : FREE. The
flea market is the 3rd full weekend of every month January through
December. The flea market is located at Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13
(just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East ,
Belleville, IL 62220) . The Belleville Flea Market is open to the public
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday.
For more information visit
http://bcfairgrounds.net or call 618-233-0052.
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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