Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Most pickled beets I find are much too vinegary, hiding rather than enhancing the naturally sweet flavor of the beets. My mother has a way of preparing pickled beets that is truly delicious, complementing the sweetness without overpowering it.