Author Archives: Cynthia Belliveau

Keepin’ It Real

Yesterday I went to get my snow tires put on at our local tire place. And in order for you to continue reading, I want you to know I’m aware that the errand is two months overdue. As I entered, … Continue reading

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Egging Him On!

At a dinner party the other day, I was doing my usual uncomfortable mingling and availing myself of the cheese platter, when I bumped into a causal acquaintance, who, for the sake of this blog, I’ll call Joe. We exchanged … Continue reading

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Discovering the Sublime Artichoke

Knock, knock – who’s there? Arti. Arti who? Artichoke. I remember hearing this joke from my brother when he was little. I’m thinking of it now as I’m driving through Castroville, Calif.,  the “artichoke capital of the world” as they … Continue reading

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Smell Blind: The Asparagus ‘Bouquet’ Phenomenon, Or Why Your Pee Smells Funny (and Why You May Not Smell it)

Cynthia Belliveau is dean of Continuing Education (CE) and Distance Learning and faculty in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Vermont. In June, CE will host the second annual Food Systems Summit, which includes a public conference on June … Continue reading

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Tongs, Tomatoes and Teaching at the University

Burlington, VT, 2012. They stood up straight, white-bibbed aprons tied snugly around their waists, and nervously grabbed their razor sharp 10-inch chef knives.  The professor behind, a disembodied voice with a firm hand who guided as she said, “Hold the … Continue reading

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