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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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Blanching is a technique that helps ensure mild-tasting celery and light-colored stalks.
Minneapolis, MN, USA) with experimental study variable number K = 3, for independent variables including blanching time ([X.
After blanching your green beans, you can put them directly into freezer containers, or pat them dry and pre-freeze them on a cookie sheet first.
Blanching and refreshing allows you to pre-cook the vegetables well ahead of time.
Some think differently, however, claiming that provided produce is garden-fresh and processed the same day it is picked, blanching is quite unnecessary.
We know that a shorter blanching period is important in producing high-quality cut corn for freezing," said Hickman.
This blanching kills enzymes in both kernels and cob that otherwise gradually destroy corn's flavor molecules.
Ultralow blanching that increases the firmness of canned vegetables and maintains their shelf life.
As reported by Iwuoha and Umunnakwe, production of liquid bean milks like soybean milk generally involves a blanching and roasting pre-treatment, dehulling, milling, suspending in water, boiling, and filtration to obtain a milk-like phase [8].
Blanching fruits and vegetables in calcium chloride solution increases their firmness.
Self blanching varieties can be lifted between August and October, while trench varieties are grown for winter use.
Through the EU's LIFE Environment program, the Steenderen, Holland-headquartered company is receiving financial support for its project to develop a closed loop blanching system for the potato processing industry.
Blanching and cooling fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Cauliflower needs blanching in fast boiling salted water before being given any kind of treatment, even stir frying, in my opinion.
When it comes to most vegetables, blanching is the key to avoiding flavor and texture changes in the freezer, Di Vecchio said.