blanch the spinach and parsley in boiling salted water until completely tender and then cool in ice water.
His more polemical books, such as Black Mass and Straw Dogs, often posit a worldview bleak enough to make Beckett blanch.
Most Republicans blanch instinctively at the political rhetoric of “the new Cleveland.”
Even some progressives might blanch at the idea that we ourselves might run the banks.
blanch squash for about one minute, drain and cool with cold water.
Take four ounces of Italian paste and blanch in boiling water with a little salt for twenty minutes.
Or you may blanch a quart of ground-nuts and put them in instead of the almonds.
The outer leaves should be tied over the top in order to blanch the inner ones for table use.
When the fruit is nearly ripe, pare and cut some in halves; break the stones, blanch the kernels, and put them to the fruit.
A cry, which heard, even at noon day, seldom fails to blanch the manliest cheek.
"to make white, turn pale," c.1400, from Old French blanchir "to whiten, wash," from blanc "white" (11c.; see blank (adj.)). Originally "to remove the hull of (almonds, etc.) by soaking." Intransitive sense of "to turn white" is from 1768. Related: Blanched; blanching.
"to start back, turn aside," 1570s, variant of blench. Related: Blanched; blanching.