Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Tips

Make more hearts between towns QUICKER in the BEGINNING!!!!
If you are just beginning your game and the mayor is giving you items to make dishes for the cooking festival, save the ingredients and buy a dish from either Howard's cafe or Yun's Tea House. They USUALLY have already cooked something in the category of the next cooking festival prepared. So buy the dish, save or sell the ingredients the mayor gives you, and submit your bought dish. This might also help you even when the mayors stop giving you ingredients but its more effective in the beginning. TA-DA in-sta hearts and a chain of victories.