The opportunity arose to use my new zester that was a birthday gift from a thoughtful friend--fits on your hand and you caress the skin off the lemon with gentle strokes. Definitely safer than the box grater of death, and it doesn't seem to grate into the bitter pithy part of the lemon as easily. Plus the zest in contained in the little box beneath the grater. It was my turn to pick the waffle this week, and we decided on lemon poppyseed. Sophie found the recipe on-line at epicurious.com. We modified because we didn't have buttermilk (again).
Sophie: "It seems like we use a lot of buttermilk but we never have any."
Me: "Hmm. You are right."
But everytime I buy buttermilk for a recipe it winds up in my fridge until I am afraid to use it.
Another excellent recipe that doesn't require separation of egg whites/yolks!