Last week I was at Nane (no.8 in Swahili), Kasa Beach in Tanzania. I went for a bit of down time with my friend Dennie, hair and beauty consultant and owner of Nane. What a treat to be somewhere with no electricity, phones or internet but only the view of the sea, the passing monkeys in the trees and the exotic birds to look at. It was definitely very therapeutic and many who have stayed at her place have ended up making positive life changes on their return home. With no distractions it forces you to assess your life and take stock!
My room for the week!
Tea on the terrace….
One evening, Merci the cook at the Lodge came up to Nane to cook one of her own African dishes, Kuku Siri (Secret Chicken)
Ingredients, serves two:
2 Chicken Breasts
Cabbage or Spinach
Carrots, Onions, Green Pepper
Salt, Pepper, Vinegar, Curry powder
1. Marinate the chicken breast in salt, pepper, vinegar and a little curry powder at leave in the fridge for 20 mins.
2. Julienne the cabbage, carrots, onions and green pepper and saute with salt and pepper to taste. Put to one side.
3. Pan fry the chicken breasts until cooked through.
4. Whisk the eggs and pour half the mixture in a frying pan to make a flat omelette. When cooked place the chicken in the centre of the egg and heap half the julienned veg on top. Fold the omelette over the chicken and veg like a parcel and gently flip it out onto a plate ready to serve. Repeat with the second piece of chicken.
To stay at Nane contact Dennie on 00971 (0) 508520557 or go to her website http://www.denniepasion.com for more details.