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chilli peru

Today (Friday 28th November) marks the launch of the much-anticipated Paddington movie, so in true JLA spirit it is unsurprising that half our office are off to set eyes on the loveable bear from deepest, darkest Peru.

We wanted to share a new Paddington-inspired recipe with you – Chilli Marmalade – which would certainly add a Latino twist to those marmalade sandwiches!
Although not an instant recipe, it couldn’t be easier...

Chilli Marmalade Recipe:

10 red peppers, deseeded and diced into small pieces
10 red chillies, chopped (leave the seeds in)
A thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and chopped finely
A head of garlic, peeled and minced
400g can of cherry tomatoes
750g golden caster sugar
250ml red wine vinegar

Cooking Instructions:

Pop all the ingredients into a big pot and bring to the boil.
(Skim off the scummy bits that arise as you go.)
Simmer until sticky and jammy.
Transfer into jam jars.
Keep for six months in a cool, dark cupboard and refrigerate once opened.

Will you give it a go? We will... photos to follow in a few months time!

As lovers of the literary bear take a look at our newly created holiday which travels from Paddington Station to Paddington's native land - deepest darkest Peru. This trip explores Lima, Cusco high in the Andes, the renowned Machu Picchu and the dry forest of northern Peru where you'll be able to sight a real life spectacled bear.

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  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

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    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

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