Sharing Family Morsels

01 Sep
Sharing Family Morsels

Sharing Family Morsels

An ort is defined as a morsel. Some synonyms include bit, fraction, segment, or taste. Some of the things I always enjoyed and appreciated about my dad’s column were the personal parts of life that he wove in. My entire family seems to do the same, especially when we get together. Today we were sharing family morsels.

My post today is about food, but it is about bits of food. Different tastes and segments of my family and life.

Earlier today I got a text message that said *’Your Brother invites you to come down to G’s (our mother’s) and try his homemade sriracha”.

I invited my little girls to come with me when I drove the three long blocks to my mom’s house.

homemade Sriracha

Upon arrival, my brother (Second born) hands me a cracker with some of his homemade goodness on it. The first thing I noticed was the flavor. It was so good! Then…AH! Heat, and then more heat! It was good. He held up another bottle and put it on a cracker. He offered it to me. I asked him if it was hotter than the first. He said it was; I gave it to my nephew who gobbled it up. I grabbed an Oatmeal Stout. Brother 2 then told me he had cured some bacon. I have mentioned before that I do not eat bacon. Bacon doesn’t like me, and I do not like it in return. He asked me to try the bacon and because I love my brother and he is a magnificent cook. I tried the bacon. The last time I tried a taste of bacon was at the Denver Biscuit Company last winter. I tried that bacon because The Hubs asked me to try his bacon, and I did. The bacon that the Denver Biscuit Company serves is Tender Belly Bacon.

cured bacon

My brother’s bacon was so close!

A short time later My oldest brother came down. He had spent the long weekend making his own Sriracha style hot sauce and salsa. His Sriracha wasn’t as hot…a little looser than what I had tried earlier. The salsa was terrific. Daughter Number Four enjoyed it immensely.

What a wonderful way to end the Labor Day weekend; good food and good time spent with my family. The food was great, but it was especially good knowing the time spent preparing that food and the love and attention that went in to creating it. These orts, segments, and fractions of my life are absolutely the best!



Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Sharing Family Morsels

  1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    September 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Lovely!! What a great way to spend time this weekend!

    • ortsofsorts

      September 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      It was awesome! I’ve added some new pictures… I hope you take a look and enjoy!


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