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green bean to a gray paste

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08:03 Jan 11, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science - Cooking / Culinary
English term or phrase: green bean to a gray paste
Despite her having been raised, like most Jewish girls of her generation, on a steady diet of boiled chicken and kasha, and despite raising her own family in the culinary wasteland of the 1970s, my mother never in her life cooked a green bean to a gray paste or began a recipe with a packet of onion soup mix or lemon Jell-O
Shirley Fan
Local time: 17:47
English translation:see explanation
Explanation:
It means she never overcooked beans to make them turn gray and mushy. In other words, she never made such cooking mistakes.
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rchan
Local time: 10:47
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Explanation:
It means she never overcooked beans to make them turn gray and mushy. In other words, she never made such cooking mistakes.

rchan
Local time: 10:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  kmtext: She was a good cook.
14 mins
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agree  Sara Mullin
18 mins
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agree  Jack Doughty: "Mushy peas" are considered a delicacy in some parts of the UK, but I'm not keen on them myself.
19 mins
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agree  orientalhorizon
59 mins
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agree  airmailrpl: she never overcooked beans to make them turn gray and mushy
1 hr
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agree  Noni Gilbert: Yes: overcooking vegetables makes them less nutritious also, and ignorance of this fact was common during this period.
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agree  EdithK
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agree  Carol Gullidge: yes, she never overcooked the veg, nor did she resort to fast food (out of a packet)
2 hrs
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agree  Gina Ferlisi
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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agree  Patricia Townshend
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agree  V_N
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agree  Paula Vaz-Carreiro
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Jan 11, 2008 - Changes made by Cilian O'Tuama:
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