Featured Event August 18 & 19 =
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
Featured Shop Visit Time Machine Antique Mall, 190 Mid Rivers
Center, St. Peters, MO 63376, 1/3 mile south of I-70 on
Mid Rivers Mall Dr. We’re on Facebook too! For more information call
636-970-0190. Hours are Mon. thru Sat. 10am-7pm, Sunday 11-6. Visit us
Our quality dealers offer all kinds of cool antiques, collectibles,
re-purposed, and vintage items to the public. We sell on consignment
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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