About Mia-Rut

To be clear Mia Rut (pronounced root) is one of those double first name deals (or first then middle name) so I'd prefer not to be called Ms. (middle name)

I'm from a seriously bad-ass Christian family (my mom's a minister and my sisters have been missionaries in African countries).  But I'm all but a mikvah away from being a Jew.


Unemployment Black Bean Brownies

By September 16, 2009

Earlier this week, I was still recovering from the swine flu but dragged myself to my office only to find it had been cleaned out. Feeling nauseous anyway, I sat down in my boss’ office and numbly listened to her … Read More

When Eating Locally Is Bad For You

By July 8, 2009

It’s pretty easy to eat local food in New York City.  Scattered throughout the five boroughs are farmers markets and CSAs are plentiful.  Since I moved to Brooklyn I’ve joined the Park Slope Co-op that displays a map of its … Read More

Meeting My Boyfriend’s Nice Jewish Mother

By June 9, 2009

Seeing that I’ve been dating someone for a respectable amount of time now, and that things have been going rather well, it was recently decided that I should probably meet the other woman in his life – his mother.  It … Read More

Friends (Chevre) Cheesecake for Shavuot

By May 29, 2009

There is a cheesecake sitting in my (boyfriend’s) refrigerator right now. At some point late last week I got it in my head that with Shavuot just around the corner I should make a cheesecake. Since I’m doing a time-share … Read More

He Gave Me a Drawer – I Took The Kitchen

By May 20, 2009

I met someone special at Purim this past year.  It wasn’t love at first sight, not at all (after all, I was wearing a mask when we met). And it took some persistent and clever wooing on his part, but … Read More

Eating Well For A Good Cause: The Brooklyn Food Conference

By April 23, 2009

I really love it when my boyfriend gets excited about a meal.  He stops, breathes in. “Oh,” he says quietly, “oh, wow” a little louder.  That usually makes me pause.  “Oh this is amazing,” his eyes go wide and a … Read More

Help! I Have Six Pounds of Organic Kosher Brisket, Now What Do I Do!?!

By April 6, 2009

I don’t typically cook a lot of meat.  During my dinner parties I’ll sometimes have one meat dish, while everything else will be vegetarian friendly.  Dating a vegetarian has also sharply curtailed my meat consumption.  So in the menu planning … Read More

Regretting St. Patrick’s Day – The Shamrock Shake

By March 18, 2009

Not all family traditions are things you carry with you all of your life. Although I have done my share of changing my practices as I have converted from my Christian childhood to my Jewish adulthood, there are simply some … Read More