Yes, I've always wanted to try fried green tomatoes...except they don't sound quite up there with tomato jam .
Thank you all - will hang on in there for a week or so and will then go for the paper bag/ripe tomato idea (will be puzzling over the science bit of how it works while I wait for them to ripen).
I had to pick all my tomatoes just over a week ago due to a nice man coming round and laying a new patio for me.
They are currently all sitting in a large ceramic mixing bowl with a tea towel over the top on the side in the kitchen. Every couple of days I pick out a couple of the ripest to use. I haven't put a banana in with them as if the whole lot ripen quickly they will go to waste.