Herbed Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Oil
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  1. Wash and dry tomatoes carefully. Cut in half vertically (through the stem) and remove seeds.
  2. Place tomato halves on wooden planks, cut side up.
  3. Cover tomatoes with cheesecloth. Expose to the sun for a least one week. Bring indoors at night to protect from dew. You can also dry them in your oven. See the quick method below.
  4. When tomatoes are dried, combine chopped blanched garlic, bay leaves, basil, oregano, thyme, cloves, capers and hot peppers.
  5. Place a small spoonful of the mix on each tomato half.
  6. Sterilize the jars in boiling water. Drain well, dry carefully, and layer garnished tomatoes inside.
  7. Cover tomatoes completely with olive oil, close jars tightly. Wait one week before eating.
Recipe Notes

Quick method for drying tomatoes: Place tomato halves on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt and icing sugar. Drizzle with olive oil. Place in very low oven set at 50°C / 100°F. Keep oven door ajar with a wooden spoon. Allow tomatoes to dry about 12 hours.