I bought the katuray or corkwood tree a couple of years ago and it's now yielding flowers. I planted it in front of our house, outside the fence. This is a seasonal vegetable and the tree yields its flower during summer. It gives a lot of flowers almost everyday. It's best to cook it as salad or ginisa (sauteed). Most Ilocanos love this veggie and I don't know if it's true but they said it's good for people with high blood pressure.
2 handful of bulaklak ng katuray
2 tablespoon fish sauce
1 onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 cup water
1. Remove the pistil or the long stem-like on the central portion of the katuray flower
2. Cook the flower in boiling water for about 2 minutes. Remove from water and set aside.
3. Heat cooking oil in a pot, saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft and fragrant.
4. Add fish sauce
4. Add the flower and mix.
5. Serve with rice.