Saturday, October 3, 2009

Chimichurri Salsa and Witches Kiss

Happy October!

This month I’m going to follow each of my regular posts with a Halloween treat. They are all very easy and fun to share. Please take a minute and tell me if you would like me to continue sharing our holiday treats as we head into November and December.

Chimichurri Salsa

I use this salsa on everything! It’s great on pizza, sandwiches, pasta, rice, chicken, steak, in meatballs, stuffed shells, chips or even right off the spoon. I’ve taken to making it weekly and if you can’t guess, I love it! It only takes about 5 minutes to make.


  • 1 bunch of parsley, stems and all
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Garlic, about 5 or 6 cloves per parsley bunch
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Wash parsley and drop into the food processor.
  • Peel the garlic and drop into with the parsley. The garlic peeling is the hardest part of this process.
  • Add vinegar oil salt and pepper and process until the parsley is fully chopped.
  • I’ve tried to measure the oil and vinegar but it’s one of those taste and add kind of recipes. If I’m not wowed I add more vinegar salt and pepper and try again until I get it where I like it.

Witches Kiss

This is a recipe that was left for me by the witch. She left it on really fun crumpled up paper that was burned on the edges. She asked that I keep her recipe a secret BUT I don’t think you’ll tell her I shared it with you.


  • Coke
  • Heavy Whipping Cream


  • Pour the coke into a glass and top with the heavy cream.
  • Don’t stir!
  • Allow it to sit a few minutes and the cream with separate from the soda creating a spooky effect.


Cheryl said...

Cool! Love the holiday themes posts, keep em coming!

Palidor said...

I've never had chimichurri before. Looks good! The drink is also interesting. Would never have thought of combining coke and whipping cream.

Ruby Mountain Beads said...

Super cool witches brew! Gorgeous picture! I love the skeletal hand. Spooky! And yes, yes, YES! Keep the holiday posts coming. It's my favorite time of year, and I can never get enough!

Anncoo said...

Coke and whipping cream?? So special.

Stacey Snacks said...

I am addicted to chimichurri, and served it weekly on hanger steaks.....I have all the herbs in my garden (until the evil frost kills them soon!).
Great photo of the scary hand!

redkathy said...

Love the witches kiss! Chimichurri looks so fresh and fab, I can taste it from here!

Lori Lynn said...

The chimichurri sounds great,
The coke, ah, spooky?

Deseree said...

I love chimichurri too! Thank you for the tips to use it with different things. I really love it with steak but I like the idea of using it with pasta and rice.

Love the Halloween treat idea!

Shelly W said...

I've never had chimichurri but love all the ingredients, so I'll have to try it. Looks delicious! Love the witch glass! Please continue with the treats! I love seeing your fun creations.

Velva said...

I have yet to prepare a chimichurri sauce but, gosh I read about it all the time. I know I would love it! I need to get of my duff and stop thinking about it and just do it!

I am really liking the holiday theme you have going on this month.

Selba said...

Wow! Salsa definitely is yummy!

I love coke! With heavy whipping cream? Woohoo... gotta try it! ;)

Grace said...

excellent--your chimichurri looks to have the perfect consistency and its color is just gorgeous!
meanwhile, that hand is just about the creepiest thing i've ever seen. :)

petite nyonya said...

I definitely look forward to your holiday theme posts. Anything to do with holidays will perk up my mood :D. I love the smell & taste of parsley & would like to try this for my pizza base someday!

Erica said...

I love chimichurri!!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh this looks so good, i need to try and use parlsey more, love the halloween treats great idea,


Kelsey B. said...

What a great idea for Halloween treats, and a nice blog, too!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I never think to use chimichurri sauce on anything other than meat, but you've given me a good idea.

Amanda said...

Creepy cool glass!

Funny, my Dad would drink Pespi and milk so when I saw this concoction it brought back memories of when I was a little kid.

Maybe I'll give it a try!

amandalouden said...

YUM YUM YUM. I love chimichurri, but for some reason have never made it with parsley. I use cilantro--because we use cilantro in everything. I am always wanting to use parsley more often because it too is so good. Now I know how, thank you!

Juliana said...

Your chimichurri salsa looks yummie, great when entertaining :-)
The witch kiss sound interesting, coke and whipped cream, have to try both. It seems that you all prepared for the Halloween ;-)

Camille said...

That is very cool. I'm having a halloween party so I think I'll serve these!

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