Matthew Petrelis

Matthew Petrelis, writer, photographer, living just outside of Boston where during the day he is a cardiac sonographer. A New England native, he enjoys traveling in search of food finds, antiques, forgotten buildings and inspiration with his husband and their pug. Matthew often writes about his adventures - culinary and otherwise - on his website The Things I Think About. You can also find him on Twitter (@petrelis) and just about any other social media platform.

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Grilled Peach, Corn and Prosecco Mussels

Posted September 18, 2014

Crossover dishes have my heart this week and this one is just so special. Mussels cuddle up to late summer produce in a sparkling broth that says, “sure, it’s almost soup season but let’s keep the prosecco thing going a…

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Grilled Oysters with Herb Butter

Posted July 14, 2014

It’s summer and like I said in this post for Beef, Stout & Oyster Pie last week, I am oyster-crazy right now. Once grilled, small oysters take on an sweeter, concentrated note. And topped with herb butter, well, it’s basically…

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Raspberry Lime Rickey Cocktail

Posted June 30, 2014

Happy Monday! Today, Matthew updates an old and loved recipe of his youth, a Raspberry Lime Rickey, that we think is just right for July. Shake off any Monday blues, and get excited for this Friday (could July 4th fall…

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Spicy Mayonnaise

Posted June 9, 2014

My fridge is filled with condiments and I find they make the very best #foodgiftlove to the man, husband, father, backyard barbecue person in your life. I want to drizzle Matthew’s Spicy Mayonnaise onto just grilled vegetables or a potluck…

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Spring Pickled Ramps

Posted April 30, 2014

Everyone is talking about ramps and, gosh, we love them too. If you don’t know what they are, why people love them or what anyone would ever do with them, Matthew has you covered. Just pickle them, but not before…

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Toasted Coconut Coffee Muffins

Posted March 25, 2014

These muffins check all the homey boxes. Warm, nutty, and infused with the deep flavor of coffee, they’re a great baked good for a blustery day. Smell up the house with toasted coconut, get the kitchen all cozy and warm,…

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Ginger Cornmeal Biscotti

Posted February 24, 2014

I am baking almost daily right now and Matthew’s charming take on very special biscotti will definitely find a slot in my roster, somewhere between the strong espresso and glass of Vin d’Orange. And always with close friends. Thanks, Matthew!…

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Sloe Gin Grapefruit Fizz

Posted February 3, 2014

Hey, it’s 5 o’clock wherever you are. Have a drink with us. Better yet, make this gorgeous original citrus drink for the both of us, two please! -Maggie One of my closest friends, Shari, used to tend bar at a…

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