Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lychee Lime-aid and Kitties?

Lychee Lime-aid

4 limes (juiced)
1 cup of lychee berries (peeled and pitted)
1 cup of water
2/3 cup of sugar

After peeling the lychee berries and juicing the limes, add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.  This may take several minutes to break the berries down.  Chill for 30 minutes.

Lychee berries are a lot of fun.  Now that they are in season, I grabbed a small bag at the Asian farmers market.  I had the idea of making a lime-aid when I noted the limes were 10 for $0.99.  It all came together in the kitchen a few hours later.

If you have never used lychee berries, they can be a bit filmy so make sure you rinse them well after you peel them.  Also, this drink is very rich, if you want it a bit less tart, add more water.

Early in the day, Ashley and I took a road trip to Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe.  We browsed around and I ended up getting some match meats.  I have never used them so we will see how it goes.

Once we got back to my house, I began making the lychee lime-aid and Ashley went to the front yard.  I went to see what she was up to and saw this little bugger and it's 3 sibling on my front porch!

It seems that they may have been living under my back deck or even in my crawl space.  They look like they around about 5 weeks old.  I am not sure if they are strays, feral, or just run away domestics.  As much as I like cats and miss Tato, I do not really want 4 kitten to live with me.  I am much more of an old cat guy.  These kids sure were cute though!

I am not sure what to do.  I have been putting food out for them because it looks like their mom is gone.  I may end up taking them to a shelter.  They are very skidish and run when i get close to them.  I do not really want to force them into domestication, I am not sure what to do.


T said...

Gaaah so cute!!! And that limeade looks awesome!

Marja said...

I just found your blog and I have to say that is one extremely good-looking kitten. A fine specimen of kittendom.

Rose said...

Love the idea of lychee and lime aide.

The kittens are probably feral...but they are so young, there is still hope for them to learn to trust us.

If I were in your position, I'd look for a no kill shelter or rescue/ many places, there are rescues that deal specifically with cats, any they will have had experience with young cats that are on their way to becoming feral...

at the end of the day...they'll have happier longer lives if they can become somewhat socialized and find a place in an animal sanctuary or a loving home with folks that understand feral cats. Some people like to have semi-feral cats around as barn cats to help keep mice populations down in their horse barns...

Courtney said... the ASPCA or the humane society and get those little cuties some help!


Catherine said...

I agree with Rose -- they will have longer, happier, healthier lives if they can learn to love a human or two.

Many shelters take the time to socialize cats that need it -- my cat went to "nervous kitty" classes before they put him out for adoption, and he did very well. He still has anxiety issues, but he loves us!

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

oh my GAHD i love lychees sooooooo much. I'm going to make this spiked with some vodka.

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

p.s. Cosmos Vegan Shop is my favorite store in ATL.

Leigh said...

You may want to try contacting the local no-kill shelter, Good Mews. If they can't take the kitties, then perhaps they have some advice for you.