Just Coconuts…dreaming of a Tropical Escape.

my life is coco – NUTS!

there is really nothing I can say

it never ends.

when I think I have things under control

conquered the hurdles & obstacles…

another one pops up

I feel like I am the the hamster in that carnival game…

every time I finally pop up on my feet…

someone comes with a hammer…

& knocks me down.

I truly need to escape…run..hide – get away from the insanity

because I have no idea

how I am actually getting the strength to pop that hamster head up again.

that hammer has no mercy…won’t even give me a day of rest…

literally and I kid you not…

within the last 3 hours…

I have been bopped on the head



I am bruised…badly

hurting…praying it to end …

praying for a chance to just get as far away from the hammer that

is making it hard for me…

to keep on going…

but I have no choice…

pop up little hamster

pop up……


Salmon Coconut Balls with my “Tastebuds” Tropical Salad

I had so many plans for the blog for this pre-Shavout season. I had created so many new  recipes galore that I was and hopefully still can share with you.

I just don’t have the time or the energy  these days to post. Just another thing for me to deal with right now…LOL. But I appreciate all of you who have been following my drama ad have been so gracious in the emails and comments….every kind word sent my way adds to my power bar that gives me the strength to get up – So thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I created this recipe close to 2 years ago & the drama of tastebuds had already started (my excuse as to why I look like dreck in this video!) It is really easy and for those of you who remember my Tropical Salad from the cafe – the Coconut covered salmon balls – just make it all the more fantastic and delicious.

Check out the You tube video for step by step instructions – also let me know if you guys like seeing me cook – I am seriously thinking about starting my own You Tube Cooking & Home Channel!

Also if you live near or in Lakewood – I am cooking and selling many of your favorite Tastebuds & Dairy Gourmet dishes for Shavout – orders are coming in quick – so if you would like to get the price list please comment with your email address or email me at thepatchkeprincess@yahoo.com.

Salmon Coconut Encrusted Balls Recipe


½ cup corn starch

2 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. cayenne pepper

1 cup coconut milk

1 ½ cups shredded unsweetened coconut

¾ cup panko crumb

1 can salmon

1 egg, beaten

Vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 375

Mix the corn starch, salt and pepper in a plastic bad. Pour the coconut milk into a bowl. Combine the coconut, panko and a pinch of kosher salt in a paper plate.

Drain the salmon from the can and pour into a small mixing bowl. Add 1 egg and mix well. Using your hands take some salming and roll into a small ping pong ball size ball. Lay the salmon ball onto a parchment lined baking sheet until you are ready to start coating.

Toss the salmon ball in the corn starch mixture in the plastic bag. Remove  and then dip coated salmon in the coconut milk. Then finally dredge the salmon  in the panko mixture; and set on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining salmon pieces.

Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until salmon balls are a light golden brown.

For Tropical Salad Romaine Salad


1 cup Mandarin oranges

1 red pepper, diced

½ cup Crushed walnuts

1 Mango, diced


Plate as desired


Tropical Dressing:

¼ cup Mayonnaise

¼ cup apricot preserves

2 tbsp.  duck sauce

Q tsp. garlic powder

1 heaping tsp. ginger powder

1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)


Mix all the ingredients for dressing in a bowl well serve over salad.