When baking whole or stuffed tomatoes, use a muffin tin liberally coated with oil pan spray. The tomatoes will sit straight and hold their shape.
Sunlight doesn’t ripen tomatoes, warmth does. Store tomatoes with stems pointed down and they will stay fresher, longer.
Τo skin a tomato: with the tip of the blade cut a shallow “X” in the bottom of the tomato and drop in boiling water for a few seconds and pop into a bowl of icy water. Leave until cool and it will peel off like magic.
Put a firm banana for company with still to ripen tomatoes, into a closed basket or a loose Plastic bag. They will ripen very fast.