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blanch at (something)

To balk or hesitate when faced with something unpleasant. This phrase can also include or describe one's visible paleness, as to "blanch" something means to whiten it. All of my friends ran into the creepy haunted house, but I blanched at the sight of it. Stella blanched at the plate of cooked ants that had been set before her.
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blanch with (an emotion)

To become visibly pale as a result of feeling a particular emotion. All of my friends ran into the creepy haunted house, but I blanched with fear when I saw it. Stella blanched with disgust at the plate of cooked ants that had been set before her.
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blanch at something

Fig. to cringe at something; to become pale at the thought of something. Jill blanched at the thought of swimming in that cold water. Lily blanched at the sight before her.
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blanch with something

Fig. to become pale with some emotion, such as anger or fear. He saw the injury and blanched with fear. Lily blanched with anger as Max walked out.
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The cans were filled independently with blanched and unblanched pepper to the weight of 54 [+ or -] 2g; ten cans were processed per sample.
I also allot freezer space for odd-shaped packages, such as those for cabbage leaves that have been blanched and frozen flat for making cabbage rolls in winter.
Market-ready heads were blanched in a temperature range of 66 C to 96 C.
Set up to sort blanched peanuts the machine has the ability to sort redskin & dry roasted peanuts at the flick of a switch.
This prevents the blanching water from becoming saturated with the sugars, which can therefore be continuously blanched out of the potatoes.
Choose salted roasted whole almonds, small blanched broccoli flowerets (directions follow), tiny marinated mushrooms, or quartered cherry tomatoes.
The blanched beans were ground and pressure-cooked in a SoyCow[R] (Malnutrition Matters, Ottawa, Canada) at 98[degrees]C for 3 minutes to form a slurry, which was filtered successively through 475 urn and 180 urn sieves.
To minimize the potential for deterioration, fruits and vegetables are heat-treated or blanched to inactivate these enzymes.
I ounce shelled chestnuts, blanched, lightly toasted, coarsely chopped
The cooking time will depend on the type of vegetable being blanched and the size.
A blanching basket and saucepan is about all that's needed, because according to most experts almost every vegetable should be blanched before it is frozen.
In spring, blanched sliced asparagus fits right in, as do blanched fresh peas.
Vegetables such as broad beans and Brussels sprouts must be blanched before freezing,but some vegetables,including French and runner beans,cauliflower and sweetcorn,don't need to be blanched before freezing if you are going to use them within a month.
The new leaves that grow under the cover are blanched and perfectly succulent.