Of cooking and cleanliness......
Okay - here's the short background to my question. WHen I had my oldest 14 years ago, I cut all my nails really short (so I wouldn't scratch him) and have kept them really short since then. Fast forward to this year - I got a couple of gift certificates for mani/pedis for my last birthday and decided to grow my fingernails out so I could have a "real" manicure.
OH. MY. GAWD! I spend 10 - 15 minutes before I touch food scrubbing with a nail brush and manicure tools cleaning out everything that may have accumulated under my fingernails and at least 10 minutes after digging out any food residue from prepping a meal. I did dry rubbed chicken last night and the dry rub that was under my nails almost made me freak out.
I am ready to cut them all off again, but I'm sure you lovely ladies that keep nicely manicured nails have secrets that I don't know to keep your hands pristing (and your food sanitary).
Please share your tips tricks and secrets!