I got all mushy about Shaune here but this isn't one of those posts again. I do want to tell you about his cooking blog though. It's listed on my blog to the right here. You should check it out. He posts new recipes all the time and takes all the pictures himself and the best part...I get to eat all the food you see.
I've mentioned it often but it really does warrant repeating. The man can cook!! I don't have any hobbies that I can really speak of. So it's pretty neat to watch someone do something that they get lost in. On his free nights, he can always be found in our kitchen creating something devine. He takes his time and has a very peaceful look about him when he's cooking. You always hear people say - if you can afford to do what you love than you will be a happy person.
Shaune did go to school for culinary arts and he did train in some fancy-schmancy restaurants in Toronto and then he did cook for a living, and then he even managed some kitchens. But he didn't enjoy cooking for a living in those situations. So he moved on. But cooking is in him.
Even if we're having people over for an impromptu cocktail party or a last minute lunch, he gets serious about the menu planning and he absolutely can not do half-assed. I think this is when you know that someone is serious about something. Everytime they do it, they pour their soul into it.
You should check out his cooking site. You should try some of his recipes. Leave a comment if you feel inspired.