My mother's birthday present to me? Paying for a shopping trip at Whole Foods. I now have what every kitchen should - a shelf on my fridge door devoted almost entirely to miso:
Look at that top shelf! The only things that aren't miso: some yogurt in a plastic container behind the jars; yeast; a small container of yuzukosho in the front; a clamshell of pea shoots. Seven misos!
(The rest is left as an exercise to the reader, I guess. The one you're least likely to identify is probably the birch syrup.)
(Sorry I'm behind in blogging and responding to comments - it has been a bear of a busy month.)