That pesto from a few days ago - still working! I found I had no pine nuts or any other nut close at hand. Today, I reaasembled all the ingredients, loading it into Mom's food processor, and pushed the button. Nothing. Nothing in a different electrical outlet. It's dead. So, I scrape the pest stuff into the vintage 14-speed chrome Waring "Super Robot Blendor." It starts up, but then screeches to a halt and starts producing copious amounts of black electrical smoke. Dead. I'm eyeing the vintage Vita-Mix blendor, but I don't have high expectations.