There's a sun dried tomato pesto recipe in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle that I've been interested in trying since I first read the book. I just haven't wanted to buy sun dried tomatoes. But now I can make them.
These are the Juliets. They very closely resemble the Roma (which is the most common tomato used for pastes and sun drying ... I did not know this until I started googling how to sun dry tomatoes)
I only did 3 because this was my first attempt and I didn't want to mess up a dozen or so tomatoes.
preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
slice tomatoes length wise
place on a elevated cookie sheet (I used the grate thing on top so the tomatoes wouldn't be touching the cookie sheet (better air flow)
sprinkle with salt
at about hour 3 I had to turn the tomatoes so they wouldn't fall through the cracks. (no, I didn't think of that ahead of time).
total cooking time: 6 hours.
It might have been less if I wasn't opening the oven every hour to check on them.