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(post, Tiffanie McCoy)
I'm guessing this is an old problem that our grandparents dealt with, then we all forgot when pesticides became so darn efficient. I really like cauliflower, and so do my kids, so we've been getting quite a bit in our CSA box and at the market. Occasionally I get one that is pretty infested with tiny whispy little bugs, greyish or black. My current method of removal is to run water over the cut up florets, sometimes to submerge the florets in water in hopes of convincing the bugs to ditch the cauliflower. These all work pretty well, and I tell myself that eating cooked bugs is a good source of protein and B vitamins. But perhaps you have a better method? Please share!