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Making Dallas Even Better

Photo by Matthew Shelley

The art of canning has been passed down through four generations of Janet Covington’s family. Today, she and her daughter, Natalie Cole, are keeping the art alive. They’ve quit their day jobs, and introduced Mr. Wittle’s Fine Foods, a line of pie fillings, jellies, jams, relishes, slaws, and pickled vegetables, last September. Each jar is free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Pick them up online or at your neighborhood farmers market, because every pantry should be stocked with emergency foods such as blueberry pie filling, pickled corn relish, and raspberry-jalapeño jelly.