lil_appel Pretty burnt out after the last couple weeks (Murphy's month), but there have been a few high point keepin' me going.My song 'So Long So' is being featured in a buddy's film, I got my first voiceover gig, I taught myself how to make a mighty fine whiskey sour AND @djgroundbeef and I worked on upping the collab game with this dish that reminds me of a hot spring, a fire under the stars and Hermes winged sandal all in one. Big adventures one the horizon... #weloveatl #foodphotography #onthetable #hermes #nomnom #instafood #feedfeed #killinit #happiness #teamawesome #beautiful 10h

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lil_appel Dinner date aka rare sighting of our lil duo. Somehow this always at Shoya : restaurant of good times and happy bellies. River shrimp and agedashi tofu for days. Chowin' with my main squeeze @djgroundbeef.#weloveatl #dinnerdate #happybelly #yay #monday #killinit #nomnom 1d

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lil_appel Took the pup and explored a new spot today. Wandered, waded, fell asleep on a rock and then somehow managed to stumble upon Georgia's version of the Grand Prismatic Spring.#weloveatl #sopecreek #exploregeorgia #hiking #atl #atlanta #probablynotkosher but it was #beautiful #brainbreak 4d

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lil_appel Ouch. A reminder not to rush, even when doing the things I love. Been doing a lot of thinkin' lately, marinating on how things can seem utterly unattainable, unreachable through the lens of social media - and how I need/want so badly to help those around me never to feel that way. Ironically, after a few late nights and weekends of day job last minute craziness, my own submersion in that world caught up to me and cried space cadet. And then it hit me : the rawness of reality is so strong - so innately sexy (even when it's a messy accident with a sharp as sh*t mandoline). Show weakness when it strikes you. #imfine #accident #lesson #slowdown #mandoline #keepinthembladessharp 1w
  •   lil_appel @jessicaleeluna YES. I'm still feelin' those biz plans. They may seem half baked, but they strong as all get up! 1w
  •   kassandrah_ Agreed /: you're sweet to care. side note, part if my thumb was sliced clean off with one of those and a bit of my wrist, yet it still one of my most used kitchen tools 1w
  •   ashton.haley The rawness of life is the true inspiration. Preach on sista! 1w
  •   lil_appel @kassandrah_ every time I use it I feel equal parts fear and badassery. 1w
  •   lil_appel @ashton.haley I miss you sweet, talented lady! Can we rendezvous soon? 1w
  •   roberthblalock Bestest 1w
  •   lil_appel @roberthblalock my dad was terrified when he saw this. Ha. I thought he'd be proud. 7d
  •   roberthblalock @lil_appel normal 6d

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lil_appel There's something beautiful about proximity. Cucumbers & herbs grown just over your shoulder - now in a beautiful salad minutes after being picked (the watermelon from @globalgrowers). Braving sticky summer nights in Georgia to have dinner on the porch just 'cause. Multiple beers required. #leanleftfarms #weloveatl #atl #porchgarden #growyourownfood #urbangardening #localfood #salad #nomnom #summer #happiness @djgroundbeef 1w

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lil_appel Just made the tiniest cucumber & herb salad from the garden. The bowl is about 4" wide! Everything grown by moi on the porch. Lemon cucumber (one), tiny basil, mint, hyssop, chamomile, malabar spinach, carrot greens and one tiny pea pod (upper right). I think my heart would've exploded from the cuteness level if I hadn't promptly devoured it. #leanleftfarms #porchgarden #urbangardening #growyourownfood #tiny #tinysalad #nomnom #snack #happiness #weloveatl #feedfeed @thefeedfeed 2w

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lil_appel My cucumbers bring all the bees to the yard...or something like that. It's been a long ass week, and I'm happy to be home, where I seem to have raised a vegetable monster that is now devouring the house. Sumo pup for scale, and hopefully endless pickles on the horizon. Happy Friday everyone! #tgif #leanleftfarms #porchgarden #urbangardening #weloveatl #growyourownfood #cucumbers #vegetablemonster #sumopuprules #homegardening #nomnom #goodjuju 2w

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lil_appel The most perfect lil lemon cucumber ever. Porch garden is kickin' into high gear despite its delayed start - tons of herbs, edible flowers, greens, 2 varieties of peppers (aji and padron) and a massive cucumber takeover. Pretty darn proud of little #leanleftfarms. #tbt #porchgarden #weloveatl #growyourownfood #urbangardening #cucumbers #snack #nomnom #jnstafood #goodjuju with @djgroundbeef 2w

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lil_appel Summertime backyard grillin' in the South. Nothin' better. @djgroundbeef #weloveatl #atl #grillin #backyard #beerthirty #shishitos #fire #charred #goodness #nomnom #happiness 2w

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lil_appel Like a moth to a flame. Fire has always had a way of righting me - of reminding me that time is just something invented by humans - that there is calm to be found everywhere, in everything, even when everything seems off. This weekend brought it all back. Foraging, canoeing, cooking, reading - spending time with a rad man and a spaz-tastic dog. Sometimes happiness really is that simple. #luckygirl #foraging #foraged #mushrooms #milkycaps #wildfood #wildfoodlove #fire #northgeorgia #nomnom ##thefirethatfedme @djgroundbeef 2w

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lil_appel Before our whirlwind trip, we both did a bunch of work Saturday...so @djgroundbeef made some sexy cherry crepes to make workin' feel like not workin'. And it worked. #cherryontop #crepes #cherries #brunch #sexyfood #nomnom #foodphotography #hellyes #happiness #feedfeed #breakfast 2w

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lil_appel An impromptu get the hell outta dodge, reconnect with all things real, celebrate the little things trip to the mountains + pre-dinner forage with @djgroundbeef. #foraged #foraging #wildfood #wildfoodlove #mycology #roadtrip #northgeorgia #chanterelles #milkycaps #cinnabars 3w

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lil_appel That one time I asked a guy is been dating barely three weeks to go on an off the grid canoe trip down the beautiful Edisto River in SC...and it was the best trip ever.️ Read about it in the summer issue of @eidemagazine out now (@wholefoods and @barnesandnoble) + online. #tgif #wannabethererightnow #edistoriver #eidemagazine #adventure #roadtrip #wanderlust #travelphotography #treehouse #teamawesome #exploresc 3w

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lil_appel Before and after baking of my very first tart. Foraged blackberries, @pearsonfarmatl peaches, a little bit of lemon, and the pastry created from scratch as well. I've been making a serious effort lately to 'full circle' my making - follow that spark to the finish line (however wabi sabi that line may be) - something I certainly haven't had my fill of this year. I've learned a lot, created a ton, and have definitely realized along the way that if I'm not creating for someone or something meaningful, then it seriously ain't f'n worth it. Feeling a lot of things tonight - but definitely some major respect for all the makers who build and foster such amazing community around their work.#weloveatl #handmade #homemade #tart #pastry #bakingtherapy #foraged #foraging #wildfoodlove #wildfood #nomnom #lessons 3w
  •   wildfoodlove this tart looks amazing. and right back at ya! i've got lots of respect for you and commend you for all the work you do. everything you make is so beautiful and inspiring 3w
  •   lil_appel @lynxxxxxxxxx that's awesome! And thanks! I need more time to make all the things I have in my brain... Especially all the ones with summer fruit! 3w
  •   lil_appel @wildfoodlove you guys are awesome.️Love seeing your community grow! This tart was definitely a great start..it even had some of @djgroundbeef's peach jam hidden in the mix. A little magic never hurt on a first try... 3w
  •   littlelichen Beautiful! 3w
  •   wrathful987la Love your feed 3w
  •   lil_appel @littlelichen @wrathful987la thank you!3w
  •   wildfoodlove thanks for your support! happy that you're an active member of our community :) mmmmm peach jam sounds delectable do you and/or @djgroundbeef ever post your recipes online? 3w
  •   lil_appel @wildfoodlove we're just starting to! @djgroundbeef basically does it in his sleep, and I'm finally learning to write stuff down. There's a link to my photography site in my profile. just click on the blog section! The peach jam recipe will be up next. 3w

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lil_appel That time we tried to take a red, white and blue themed family photo to send my family for the holidays... Happy 4th everyone!! #tart #keepinitreal #nofilter #sumopuprules #familyphoto #truth #redwhiteandblue #fourthofjuly #weloveatl #bakingholiday 4w

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lil_appel Only the cutest, tiniest thing ever.️Foraging sparks a lot of ideas, because all I have to work with is what I bring home and what we have at the house, which in this case = a pop tart. Peach jam inside courtesy of @djgroundbeef and blackberry jam on top courtesy of me. Friday nights spent in destroy the kitchen hermit mode seem to be working in my favor. Will post the finished product tomorrow, there are beers to be had! #foraged #foraging #homemade #yumyum #nomnom #doublecuteness #poptart #tiny #lilappelbakes #tgif #happiness #wildfood (in part) ##wildfoodlove 4w

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lil_appel Beautiful blackberries in the rain. Aka baking project on the horizon. #foraging #foraged #wildfood #wildfoodlove #weloveatl #blackberries #nomnom #rainstorm #urbanforaging 4w

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lil_appel I'd say the cucumbers are pretty happy here. Sumo pup (+ cute squint face) for scale. #leanleftfarms #sumopuprules #weloveatl #cucumbers #growyourownfood #urbangardening #porchgarden #summer #happiness #vscofood 4w

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