This pumpkin bread has a perfect balance of spice and sweetness. The rehydrated Zante currants are what put this dish in a category of its own and why you should bring this to your next Fall themed party with friends.
Fall is in the air with Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner. Most bodegas in the city sell pumpkins (in addition to the many grocery stores and farmers markets.) You can also head out to the Queens County Farm which is a real working farm in the borough and pick out a few which is a nice weekend date or activity with friends.
I bought a few pumpkins and put together a little appetizer that would be perfect before Thanksgiving dinner.
If I had to rate my garden this season it would be a solid 10 out of 10. What can I say, I have a green thumb…. Or more likely the case, my neighbors helped guide me on what to plant, how to plant it, watering when I failed and generally making sure I had a great season.
And I think that’s the point. My little garden in central Harlem is a real community affair. Neighbors talk with each other. They ask how each other’s days were. Wait, wait. Talking? Asking? Genuine interest in your neighbor? In New York? No Way!
It is October and pumpkins are in every grocery store, bodega and farmer’s market ranging from $20 to $100 (you can find some cheaper options so don’t totally freak out.) These are not the prices that I remember from my childhood but tis the season and I want to make a jack-o-lantern so what am I to do?