Tag: holiday

08 Nov 2018
Cook Something Bold

Happy Cook Something Bold Day!

Cook Something Bold Day is an event that leaves little to the imagination. In other words, cooking something that breaks you out of  your shell. Don’t stick with your usual, safe recipes today. Try that recipe that you’ve been thinking about, but have been too nervous to take on. Cook Something Bold Day is intended to celebrate the use of herbs such as garlic and hot pepper to promote health and longevity.

The best way to recognize Cook Something Bold Day is by cooking something bold. By using a bit of imagination, you may even find that a surprisingly original dish can be created. When boldness is combined with innovation, the results are bound to be interesting!

Here’s a recipe for the popular dish, Jerk Chicken:

(Serves 6)

1 tbsp allspice berries
1 tbsp black peppercorns
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
4 spring onions, chopped (use the white part and most of the green)
3 scotch bonnet chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
Juice of 1 lime
6 chicken legs (thigh with drumstick attached), skin-on (or 6 thighs and 6 drumsticks)

1. Pound the allspice and the peppercorns in a pestle and mortar to a powder, then add to a food processor along with the cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, spring onions and chillies. Whizz to a purée, then stir in the sugar, salt, soy sauce and lime juice.

2. Pour the marinade into a bowl then add the chicken and massage it into the meat, making sure you get it underneath the skin. Cover and leave to marinate for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

3. Light a barbecue and allow it to cool to a medium heat – you should be able to hold your hand over the grill for 4 seconds without getting singed. Add the chicken and sear on both sides, then move to the edges of the barbecue, put the lid on the barbecue and cook for about 25 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through. Alternatively, pre-heat the oven to 180C and then cook the chicken in a roasting tray covered with foil for about an hour, until cooked through. Heat a griddle pan on a high heat, and then sear the legs on both sides until charred and crisp. Serve with rice and peas, roasted sweet potato or cornbread fritters.

03 Sep 2018

Happy Labor Day!

What is Labor Day? It’s a creation of the labor movement that’s dedicated to the achievements of American workers. The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York. In 1884 the first Monday in September was designated as the holiday.

Happy Labor Day from Crisp Marketing.

How do you celebrate your Labor Day?

16 Jan 2018

Holiday Office Party at Crisp Marketing!

A warm and memorable Holiday season has come and gone here at Crisp Marketing. The entire team came together for a big holiday throw-down luncheon complete with some delicious food from Germantown Commissary, yuletide-inspired cocktails, Secret Santa gift exchange, games, and a craft! Here’s some of our favorite memories we’d like to share with you:

Here’s one of the games we played – Santa Wrap! Prizes are wrapped up in cling wrap, and while the next person tried to roll doubles on the dice, the current player tried to unwrap the layers of cling wrap to get to the prizes! Once the second player rolls his doubles, it’s his turn!

This is another game we played – everyone had a Christmas scene described to them step by step, and they had to draw it on plates, sitting on top of their heads, without looking at it at any point and without taking their pen off the plate. The person who scored the most points based on what they drew correctly, won!

We even got a visit from Santa!

And at the end of the festivities, we all painted ornaments to take home and hang on our Christmas trees.

Happy Holidays to everyone from Crisp Marketing!

04 Dec 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from Crisp Marketing!

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Before everyone headed home to celebrate with their friends and families, we had a small holiday luncheon to bring everyone in the office together and thank them for a job well done!

03 Nov 2017

Happy Halloween from Crisp Marketing!

Hello Ghouls and Gals! We hope you all had an awesome Halloween! Per Crisp Marketing style, we celebrated to the max with an office luncheon party. The conference room was decked out, we enjoyed a sammich and veggie lunch (complete with Dragon Blood Punch), and we even had some fun games lined up like a Halloween Bake-Off, Trivia, and to close the festivities we painted and decorated pumpkins. Another awesome office party for the Crisp Marketing team! Happy Halloween everyone!

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21 Mar 2017

St. Paddy’s Office Party

This past Monday (March 20th) was our St. Paddy’s Day Office Party!

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We had a small scavenger hunt, played a few games, and had a light lunch. For dessert, we had some whiskey cakes that were hand made by the Overstuffed Deli down on the first floor of our building. They were amazing!

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Our Graphic Designer, Andrew Gray, was the winner of our Scavenger Hunt and he won a mug full of goodies!

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And our newest team member Sarah Miller was the winner of our hidden clover game, and she won a bottle of Irish whiskey!

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And no office party is complete without party favors, cocktails, and goodies!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us here at Crisp Marketing!