SF Dinner at Home

We had a small dinner party at home last night
using local ingredients.
The table was simply set with tulips from the grocery store, textured linens and pinecones grabbed 
from the side table.

I cut the orange segments for 
the salad like this.

We just have to go about four blocks to 
Fisherman's Wharf to pick up fresh crab.
This store stocks fish straight off the 
boats docked behind it.  
It is run by two sisters, who are friendly
and efficient.  
 We've ordered cooked, cracked crab
(which is fun to finish shelling yourself at the table)
but for this recipe, 
I ordered lump crab meat…talk about easy.

I doubled the amount of crab in the recipe.
I was too busy having fun to get any food shots but everyone seemed to enjoy the dinner.

Many heartfelt thanks to you clients that took the time to write a review of my work on HOUZZ.  I really appreciate it.

I hope you enjoy time spent with your family
(like I am) this holiday season!


  1. Your table looks beautiful! Merry Christmas.


  2. It sure didn't take you long to make a beautiful home there! What fun to have the Wharf within walking distance.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas Mary Ann! Beautifully done as always!
    xx Renae

  4. Merry Christmas Mary Ann! Everything looks beautiful! Xo

  5. Looks like a wonderful dinner at home, so pretty. I love all the elegant simple festive touches..and they menu sounds right up my alley! Merry Christmas!

  6. Sounds divine! Nothing fresh 3-4 hours inland from the coast here. Lucky you! Enjoy your SF Christmas and best wishes to you and your family in the New Year Mary Ann! xo Nancy

  7. Sounds yummy, how fun it must be to purchase your crab at the source. You are making me want to visit San Francisco. Merry Christmas.

  8. Delish! What a cozy and festive dinner party! Isn't crab season great?

  9. Wow! sounds like a dinner I would enjoy!! Your table? spectacular:)

  10. Hello Mary Ann,
    I love your new blog banner. I also love the red and the pine cones.

    Merry Christmas,

  11. Looks like a wonderful dinner party...have a wonderful Christmas!

  12. Now how did you pull all of that together so quickly? It all looks gorgeous, and the dinner sounds like one I would love!! Wishing you a merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!!

  13. It all looks so lovely and what a wonderful menu! Merry Christmas in your new home! xo

  14. I'm sure your dinner guests felt like royalty, being in your beautiful home, served a sumptuous dinner by gracious host and hostess. Looks like life in SF is wonderful with lots of new places to explore and shop! I wish I could send you the joy that you've brought me through your blog and your friendship this year! Have a lovely Christmas!
    xo Gail

  15. Looks like a great dinner party! Enjoy your first Christmas in SF!

  16. Beautiful as always Mary Ann. You remind me of that saying "bloom where you are planted"....no one does that better than you! Creating a beautiful, elegant life whereever you go! So awesome :)

    Have a very Merry Christmas!! xo


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