Zest for lemons

Meyer lemon pound cake
A perfect way to end the lemon growing season is with this Meyer lemon pound cake, a showstopper of a dessert. DANIELLE ROSE

The versatile Meyer variety complements sweet and savory recipes


Living in citrus country, fresh-squeezed orange juice and bags of grapefruit are easy to come by all winter long. So when it comes to backyard citrus, I choose a variety I always need but can't always find: the Meyer lemon. It's the most versatile citrus, balancing sweet and savory dishes alike, and it's always welcome in a cocktail. The blossoms rival the scent of frangipanis in the summer, and the branches are weighed down with big, juicy fruit from fall to spring.

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