Anyway, it took forever - the recipe says and hour and a half, it took me a little longer because I've never made it before - and it came out well, if a bit saltier than I expected. Everybody liked it. If I make it again, it'll definitely be without the salt. Hopefully that won't explode anything.
Oh, talking of, tereshkova2001 gave me a recipe that includes making your own pesto, but it has pine nuts and I hate nuts of all kinds, so I was thinking sunflower seeds instead. They have similar texture, have oil like nuts, and I don't hate them. Is this crazytalk or viable?