Opie has been a spoilt little pooch once again recently, even he starts getting excited now when he sees boxes arriving from the postman as he’s learnt they often contain treats for him. And at the moment as he is still in puppy phase and frequently destroying his toys, these surprises boxes are great as he is getting to try out lots of different types and brands of toys to see which he likes and which can withstand his boisterous play.
So this is box 3 we have got to try from Barkbeats, and he loves these boxes as they contain a mixture of play things and edible treats, many of which I have never heard of before, so its introducing me to lots of new brands. You’ll find links to our first 2 box reviews at the end of this post if you would like to check them out too. Continue reading →
We’ve got quite sweet teeth in the Two Hearts household, in fact I’d eat sweets over chocolate, which is something not a lot of women will say. So I was very excited to see The Treat Kitchen pop up in my Facebook feed one day. This small independent family run British company specialise in all things sweety! Their Treat Kitchen shop is in Nottingham, but you can purchase their lines through their website, that is if you can make a decision as to what you’d like to order, as the options are huge! Continue reading →
Oh I do love my Degustabox deliveries! They bring a little excitement to my day when I get that text saying I have a delivery due, and I intentionally don’t read the emails telling me what is coming in the box as I like the surprise when I open it (like a child at christmas really!). Septembers box was mostly about treats, which of course made both me and Jon very very happy! But it also made me have to think hard about what recipe I could make using something from the box. I eventually came up with a seriously tasty tea loaf recipe using Sweet Sally Tea, which turned out great and you can find the recipe at the end of this post. Continue reading →
Well most of you won’t know but today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss awareness day, a day that would never have meant anything to me in the past, but this year that changed when we had a miscarriage in August with our first baby. I never usual write about heavy subjects on our blog, I’m all about recipes, household decorating and puppy posts, but this is obviously a subject that has affected both me and Jon in a huge way and I think it is a subject that should be spoken about more. There is no reason miscarriage should be a taboo subject but for some reason in the UK it is almost never spoken about, even though it is hugely common. 1 in 4 known pregnancies ends in miscarriage before 20 weeks, but it is believed the actually figure is more likely 1 in 3 because some are lost so early the mother doesn’t yet know she is pregnant.
Back in June we posted about our first Simply Cook meal, which was their Cajun Chicken dish which was absolutely delicious! But we also fell in love with one of their other dishes and I totally forgot to blog about it at the time, until I came across the photos this week! So here is our second sampling of Simply Cook and this time it is their Vietnamese Pork Recipe Kit. Continue reading →
So this is our 3rd Degustabox and boy are we loving the monthly delivery of tasty treats. We have tried out so many fun things we would never have picked up ourselves, plus of course found a few things were not so keen on, but overall we have loved the majority of the items.
Augusts box was mainly about sweet treats, with lots of biscuits and cakes, plus a few healthier snack ideas. Below you’ll find out what we thought of everything plus my tasty Rocky Road Recipe using the Walkers Biscuits from this months box and the Fru Snax from last months! Continue reading →
Want to hear a mad statistic? Cardiff residents eat on average 76 Tonnes of canned food a day! Yep! Thats 183,000 cans on average…per day. I bet right at this moment there are numerous cans in your cupboards, go on have a think about it.
In Cardiff over 56% of people have 10 or more different cans in their cupboard at any one time. I can tell you now off the top of my head I know I personally have tins of tuna, sweetcorn, baked beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, salmon, tomatoes, lamb and potato soup, spaghetti hoops and ravioli in my cupboards, and thats without me looking. Continue reading →
I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful country. We have amazing beaches and beautiful mountains, the best of both worlds really, thats why me and Jon love nothing more than getting out and about and going for a walk in our local area, with the Opie Dokes of course! And we have found a few great places to walk that are just a stones throw or around a 15 minute drive from our home in Neath Abbey, so I thought I would put together a little guide about our favourite places to go for a wander in South Wales and our tips for making the most of your adventure in nature. Continue reading →
When i’m working my way through wedding and portrait edits on the computer, silence is my biggest distraction. I hate being sat in silence, i dont feel motivated or invigorated to do work and I’ve pretty much always been the same, so I make up a selection of playlists every so often from my music collection. For the winter times its usually heavy rock and metal, summer time is usually that years big summer hits with a few oldies thrown in while my guilty pleasure is strong female artist.
So if your having trouble being productive, whether your working from home like me, revising for an upcoming exam or just need some motivation to do the house work check out my playlist choices below. I’ve thrown in a few YouTube videos too so enjoy the music! Continue reading →
As you can see I am terribly behind in getting up our Degustabox reviews at the moment, but we haven’t had a spare minute at Two Hearts HQ and we had some really great recipe ideas so just needed some time to get them done and some time to sit down and enjoy our tasty treats.
I love nothing more than getting surprise parcels in the mail, and Degustabox is one of my fav monthly subscriptions, because its food! Hehe! The July box was no exception, there were some great new items we had never heard of before and a few we had heard of but had not tried. So here is what came in the July Degustabox and what we thought of it all. Continue reading →