Milverton really made us miss Moriarty. Gone are the days when you could have a civil conversation with your nemesis over tea. Now we have to deal with our enemies threatening our wives and pissing in our fireplaces. These truly are dark times.
Gross. However, it sounds like we might have something to look forward to in the (very, very) far off season 4. So if you do get a visit from your nemesis while you wait, here are a few suggestions for what to serve.
INGREDIENTS: 1 cup very ripe strawberries 1 jalapeno seeded and sliced 1.5 L boiling water 1 lemon or lime in wedges INSTRUCTIONS: Place fruit and herbs into a large jar or pitcher. Pour boiled water into the jar and let sit 1-2 hours. With a wooden spoon gently press the fruit and herbs, bruising them and pulling the flavor into the water. Refrigerate, pour over a glass full of ice and serve with a hint of regret, wearing a disguise or nothing at all.
Maybe nemesis is too strong a word for this visitor. Nuisance? Either way, you want him out of your flat, he's embarassing you. The best thing to do is brew some (immune boosting) elderberry tea and pretend you have something infectious until they go away.
INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 2 tablespoons elderberry syrup or one heaping tablespoon of dried berries (or to taste) 1 cinnamon stick 2 cardamom pods 2 whole cloves Honey (optional, to taste)... INSTRUCTIONS: Serve in a dinousaur mug with a side of eyeballs in the microwave.