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Barista Blues

Dear Velvet, I’m a barista at a popular coffee shop and I’m having a really hard time meeting guys who will take me seriously. What should I do to let guys know I’m looking for a relationship? Looking Out for Something Outside Dear Looking Out, Maybe you’re not giving away enough free perks?   Because […]

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Brown Bag lunches

Prepare for a lunchroom showdown.  This is office politics on a whole new level. Dear Velvet, I’m trying to save money to pay off my student loans so I decided to brownbag my lunch to work. I’m saving about $25 per week, but I feel like the office loser who doesn’t order takeout with the group. Things […]

Lemon Mousse

Lemon Mousse

Bring out your inner tart. 3 bowls for this baby 5 eggs Juice from 4 lemons 1 tablespoon lemon zest, chopped 1 cup of sugar 16 oz heavy whipping cream Mint leaves (optional) Separate the eggs, placing the whites into one bowl and the yolks into a second bowl. In case you’re wondering, the heavy […]