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We are friends who love making simple food look beautiful. We hope our recipes will inspire you to get into the kitchen this season. Aoife McElwain works in front of the camera writing the recipes and styling the food, while Mark Duggan works behind the camera to make sure it all looks as delicious as possible. We work with editors such as Killian Broderick and music supervisors like Nialler9 to make sure that our finished videos look and sound as smart as possible. We work with brands like Glenisk and Folláin to help them create delicious video content for their online platforms. When we're not making videos, we write a weekly column called Speedy Suppers on Thursdays in The Irish Independent. Aoife writes the recipes and styles the food while Mark takes the photographs.  

homeade lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. You can find lemons pretty much everywhere which means you are never very far away from a giant jug of your own homemade lemonade.

homemade lemonade


We love the addition of rosemary to our lemonade but you can also garnish your glass with mint, basil or even lavender.


250g of sugar

1.2 litres of water (5 cups)

6 lemons (plus 1 extra for garnish)


Fresh rosemary, to serve


Put the sugar and 250ml of the water into a saucepan. Gently simmer over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Squeeze the lemon juice from 7 of the lemons into a large jug. Now add the cooled sugar syrup and the rest of the water. Mix really well. Add plenty of ice.

Serve in a cold, ice-filled glass with a wedge of lemon and a sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish.

This recipe first appeared in Insider Magazine in The Irish Independent on July 17th

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