Slice tomatoes lengthwise and place on lightly greased (drizzle with a little olive oil) baking sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes, then lower the heat to 300 degrees (150 celsius) and continue to bake for approximately 1- 1 1/2 hours. Tomatoes should be dried, remove from oven and let cool.
In a bowl toss the dried tomatoes with olive oil, chopped garlic, salt, oregano,fresh chopped parsley,chopped fresh basil leaves and hot pepper flakes if desired. Serve over fresh Italian crusty bread. Enjoy!