To ripen kiwifruit, place in a brown paper bag with a banana or apple and leave at room temperature. When they are ready to eat, kiwis should yield to slight pressure. Store ripe fruits in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
Here's a slightly sweet, refreshing dressing from Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana that lets the flavor of kiwifruit shine through. Combine the dressing with a medley of cut melons, apples, pears, strawberries, etc., for a bright side to breakfast, brunch or dinner.