1Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Place metal cake racks on top of baking sheets. Place tomatoes halves on top of racks, cut sides up. Sprinkle evenly with herbs and salt.
2Bake tomatoes for about three to four hours turning every so often until they are no longer squishy and wet. The tomatoes should be dry but still soft.
3Cool and then store in storage bags in refrigerator up to three months. Or
Pack them in old minced garlic jars with a sprig of basil or a clove of garlic on top and put in the refrigerator for 3 months.
4**Don't ask about canning, please. You will need to consult a canning recipe to do this.