Sardinian Spiny Artichoke

Artichoke and bottarga

A tasty coupling


The “Spiny” Artichoke (Spinoso) of Sardinia D.O.P. is a special vegetable, unique, commonly cultivated in Sardinia in the coastal areas of Sassari and Cagliari, and originally identified in the countryside of Bosa (see post). It’s really good matched with another typical Sardinian product: the mullet roe(botargo, see post). So here’s to you a recipe for a salad, easy to prepare and delicious!


  • 4 Sardinian “spiny” artichoke D.O.P.
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • pepper q.s.
  • 1 mullet roe(to be sliced thinly)


Wash, clean and cut each artichoke into 4 wedges and then cut each wedge into thin slices. Cut into thin slices also the mullet roe. Dress the artichokes with extra virgin olive oil, add salt and pepper in a bowl, and then place them in a serving dish with on top the slices of bottarga. Serve the salad with a good glass of Vermentino (see post).

Enjoy it!

Not Only Beaches: Lake of Baratz

Lake Baratz

Unspoiled nature


A few kilometers from Alghero, about 20, and at only one kilometer from the beautiful wild beach of Porto Ferro (see post), surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub there is the Lake of Baratz. Famous for being the only natural lake in Sardinia, was originated about a hundred thousand years ago: it is small but very suggestive, surrounded by luxuriant pine forest, plants of dwarf palm, arbutus, rockrose(Cistus), rosemary, myrtle and especially in spring by beautiful wild orchids. Caressed by the breeze coming from the sea, as soon as you get to the lake you are struck by its beauty and tranquility that surrounds it, and you are distracted only by the presence of its inhabitants: mallards, coots and freshwater turtles. Nearby attractions include the Natural Park of Porto Conte (see post), and in the area of Capo Caccia the wonderful Caves of Neptune.

Good walk!

GPS coordinates: 40.6812415, 8.2260932

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