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Monday, August 12, 2013

Fear Not Says Peachy Deegan! Cottage Lane Kitchen's "Cape Fear" Highly Recommended by Whom You Know!

Relish is a popular condiment throughout the summer months. It gives that extra sweet and sour flavor to our favorite summer foods. Even better than regular relish is Cottage Lane Kitchen's "Cape Fear." This relish is made with spicy peppers and pineapple. It has a truly unique sweet and spicy flavor that you will want to add to everything! I put some on a few slices of cheddar cheese. I was amazed at what delicious snack I had made!
When you come across a pepper relish named Cape Fear, you might be just a little bit...well, hesitant! Once you try Cottage Lane Kitchen's Cape Fear relish, though, you'll be clamoring for more! Cape Fear, introduced in May, 2012, is the newest offering from Cottage Lane Kitchens, and it is absolutely delectable. It definitely has some kick to it, thanks to the habanero peppers, but this is tempered a bit by the addition of pineapple and citrus. It's sweet and spicy at the same time, and makes for a tasty, versatile condiment. My first time using it, I mixed it with hummus, which made an everyday snack infinitely more exciting. It was just hot enough, with a little bit of sweetness, and the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. And even better, it's made from fresh, locally sourced, all-natural ingredients, and contains no preservatives. Cottage Lane Kitchens was founded in 2011 by Samantha Cheek Swan, and is based in Orange County, North Carolina. Based on my excellent experience with Cape Fear, I can't wait to see what they come up with next!
Cottage Lane Kitchen isn't your grandmother's take on flavor. Unless your  name is 
Samantha Cheek Swan.  Her 
grandmother liked things hot and spicy we have learned. Their Cape Fear "spicier pepper relish" will delight any lover of serious chile peppers. There's a touch of pineapple, orange zest and orange juice in here for balance, but it is definitely hot. Add just a spoonful to your next potato salad for a kick with lots of flavor. Try it in dips, if you're a chip kind of person. Huevos rancheros would be a great starting point, too, and the list goes on. For those of us who love to experiment in the kitchen, and those out there who come over to sample our efforts, this is a new and exciting member of the staples. 
Never Fear! You’ll never have to have boring old egg or tuna salad again. This spicy relish will change the way you think about relish! I tried it in a simple and traditional egg salad for a sandwich. It was the biggest kick I have ever gotten from an egg salad sandwich. It was so spicy, unique and flavorful! But this has so much flavor that it can be used in a variety of different ways – as a dip for chips or vegetables, a simple spread an alternative to salsa for your tacos or anything else you can imagine. You won’t even think of going back to your old relish ever again.

This is another amazing all-natural relish from cottage lane kitchen. The all-natural ingredients include chile pepper, sweet bell pepper, sweet onions, sugar, orange juice, pineapple, apple cider vinegar, and orange zest. This relish is also good for all you gluten-free people out there! No preservatives added! Add this to anything to intensify the flavors. This relish goes great with salmon, soups, stir-fries, eggs, and even pork. Cottage Lane Kitchen relish is a necessity in the kitchen. Your family will love anything you cook for them if you add this miraculous relish to your meals. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys making scrumptious food and putting smiles on people’s faces. 


About Cottage Lane Kitchen Products

Founded in 2011, Cottage Lane Kitchen's intention is to bring flavor to food without overpowering it. Condiments to compliment different dishes, cooking styles and palates are the main focus of the business. Our mission is to relish the world with pepper love and create condiments to surprise and delight.

The company's flagship product, 'Get Me A Switch', a sweet and spicy pepper relish was launched in October 2011. This relish is based on a heirloom recipe passed down from the founder's great grandmother (Granny) in the 19th century; to be refined by her grandfather in the 20th, perfected by her father and updated by her in the 21st. The name, 'Get me a Switch', acknowledges its southern heritage with spirit and describes the switching of its flavor from sweet to heat. It spices up pasta dishes, egg burritos, hot dogs, hamburgers, devilled eggs, soups, sandwiches, and so much more! 

A second pepper relish was launched in May 2012 called 'Cape Fear'. With a touch of habanero and the fruity sweetness of pineapple and citrus, Cape Fear works well with cheeses, particularly goat's cheese, fish & seafood, pork, hummus, and vegetable dishes.

Both are made from all natural, locally sourced ingredients with no preservatives, are gluten free and contain low or no sodium. All products are sourced and made in the USA.

About Samantha Cheek Swan, founder of Cottage Lane Kitchen

Growing up in the Southern US and with family roots in North Carolina (in particular to Orange County since colonial times), Samantha lived in many US states, as well as the United Kingdom, The Republic of South Africa and Turkey. She studied Art History at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and used her degree working at the Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas at Austin (now the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art), as well as a number of commercial galleries in London, UK.

In November 2009, she left her job and decided to travel the world with her husband. One of the things that they found most enjoyable when traveling was sampling the cuisines of other cultures and finding new and different condiments to take home with them. Their fridge always has a multitude of 'upside down sauces', as one friend labeled them, as Samantha was always trying to drain the last drop of goodness out of each bottle. Samantha, has always felt condiments have been a little sidelined in the kitchen – after all what would Mexican food be without salsa (a type of relish!), Chinese dishes without soy sauce, Sushi without Wasabi, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Fries without ketchup, and BBQ'd meats without sauce?

Returning to visit family in NC December 2010, Samantha, with her father, made her first batch of the family pepper relish. No one had made it since the 1990s - her grandfather was the last to cook a batch and these reserves were dwindling. There was no written recipe, so she set out to record her father's dash of this and 'that looks about right' of that with measurements of cups and teaspoons. After careful measuring of ingredients and standardizing the types of peppers to use (historically, the family used whatever type of pepper grown in their garden that season), 'The Switch' was ready to be shared with a wider audience.

Throughout her travels and relocations, there is only one place that has remained a constant in Samantha's life, her family's home on Cottage Lane in Chapel Hill, NC. Her great-grandmother and grandfather grew peppers on its land and, at varying times in their lives, all four generations (her great-grandmother, grandfather, father and herself) have lived there and produced relish in its kitchen. Therefore, her company couldn't be named anything other than 'Cottage Lane Kitchen'...

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