Preserving fresh basil in fridge for 1 year! Layer jar with salt, olive oil, basil, repeat until full. Scoop out olive oil (which will solidify in fridge) and let come to room temperature to use the basil.
making your own "sundried" tomatoes Slice, but not too thin. Spread them out on a lined cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil, a little thyme (or whatever you like), and salt & pepper. Bake in oven at for hours, depending on thickness.