I'm making this recipe for the third or fourth time and I love it. Even my husband, who doesn't like cooked beets, enjoys this side dish. The cons: shaving beets. I just can't get the hang of it; but thinly slicing the beets seems to work just as well. The pros: Once I've made the pickling liquid, as I use the shallots, I slice and add more and it's good for at least several days if not longer; I just have to slice up a couple more beets and it's a quick side dish for weeknight meals.
This was terrible. Shaving beets to ribbon thin slices does nothing to make them more palatable. I would never make this again.