Cottage Lane Kitchen

About Cottage Lane Kitchen:      

Cottage Lane is a hidden in the heart of Chapel Hill where at least one member of our family has lived since 1922.  In fact, at different times, our family has owned six of the seven homes that still stand on the lane.

But there is one home, where four generations have cooked and preserved pepper relish in the kitchen out of love and tradition.  This is the origin of the business name - to acknowledge this special location and members of our family.     

About our Products:
This is not your ordinary relish. We create a fiery, distinctive Southern Pepper Relish!  Made from fresh chile peppers, with not a cucumber in sight, our relish has a modern, bold SPICY flavor with a firecracker personality to boot!  We have two flavors - Get Me A Switch is based on an heirloom family recipe. Its name embraces our southern roots and identifies its lingering zippy sweet/heat character while Cape Fear is a modern recipe and its name identifies its lingering habanero fruity/fiery character. People say they bite back, but we prefer to say they nibble.

They are sodium free and use all fresh chile peppers that have been chopped and slow cooked in apple cider vinegar. Both provide ‘just enough heat to make you happy’ and make your dishes sing with delight! We believe our relish, with ‘No pickles, just peppers!’, will become a staple on your table as it has been on ours for generations.

And 2020 is the year of Hissy Fit Hot Sauce! Launched during the pandemic, Hissy Fit is our answer to the ubiquitous southern vinegar based hot sauce.  We've added our own special blend of spices and tasty twist for the modern palate. With the perfect amount of tangy smoky heat, it's the gourmet artisanal southern sauce updated for the 21st century.

We are proud of the lineage of our recipes; our history in Chapel Hill, NC where our home has been for generations; the quality of the ingredients used in our products and the bold flavors we continue to preserve.