first year canning - cold or hot pack tomatoes?
This is my first year canning... so far I have made 12 pts. of bread and butter jalapenoes, 12 half pts. of 5 pepper jelly, and the most popular 11 qts. and 7 pts. of Annie's famous salsa. Everything has turned out great but the jelly that hasn't set yet. All of you have been so much help to me. I'm getting ready to do tomatoes and I want to know the pros and cons of cold packing them vs. hot pack. I am going to follow the directions at the NCHFP as suggested, but wondered what your opinions are. Thank you so much for all your help!