Thin slice tomatoes and layer in a large bowl. After each layer, of tomatoes is formed, sprinkle with salt, a twist of pepper, 2-3 chopped basil leaves , garlic. Keep forming layers until all tomatoes are used. Pour olive oil over top. After 10-15 minutes, use a large spoon to mix and compress tomatoes so some of the juice will flow and mix with oil. Allow to sit covered at room temperature for 2-3 hours, mix again, then refrigerate.
To serve: Cook pasta. Drain and while still hot, toss in shredded
cheese and mix well until pasta is coated. Place pasta on plate and spoon
tomato/herb mixture pasta- serve with bread and a light red wine like Hinzerling
Rouge. Thin sliced red or green peppers can also be added for color and
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