It's 8/1 in most of the world by now so what the hey, here we go. This is August, that most wonderful of months in my opinion, since it features the Birthday of Me (the 20th). I'm casting about for a cake, toying with the pistachio one in Rose's Heavenly Cakes...are Sicilian pistachios that good, that they cost almost $50 a lb??? Other than that, will be doing the usual larder-stocking with bread, and madeleines and whatnot for Monsieur. How bout choo? What are you baking these days?