Have leftover green tomatoes from your summer garden?
Don't worry, they won't go to waste. Remove leaves and stems. Wash and pat dry. Store loosely in a brown bag or flat basket covered in a plastic bag. Add a banana or apple. The ethylene gas from the fruit will speed up ripening. Check daily.
Use tomatoes as they ripen. They'll be a little softer than vine ripening but still more delicious than tomatoes found in grocery stores. And there's nothing quite like getting a little bag of fresh, ripe tomatos when it starts to get cold outside. These make great garden and house-warming gifts!