About



Welcome to Rue and Hyssop!  I am your wild and wanderlusty (totally a word) hostess Jen. I live in a gorgeous valley in British Columbia, Canada, on the traditional and unceded land of the Syilx People, where I spend a good portion of my days in my little gardens, wandering the hills, wrangling cats, fiddling with herbs and attempting to stay out of too much trouble.
This blog is meandering, like the valley rivers I follow on my daily walks. You'll find posts about gardening, wildcrafting, witchcraft, farmers markets and festivals, folklore and more. I have eclectic tastes and myriad interests, so hang in there while I steer you through creating herbal goodies, wax poetic about the seasons, swoon over pretty vegetables, and chat about my personal practices in life and magic.

Rue and Hyssop enjoys featuring some wonderful folks on the web - check the "Links & Loves" page for fabulous authors, podcasters, blogs, and shops. I love to share the treasures I find, especially books, so make sure you have a chair pulled up here in October, because 2021 will mark our 11th annual "Great October Book Giveaway." In October 2020 seventeen lucky folks received books, card decks, and a few other amazing treasures, from various wonderfully talented authors and artists!

There's something for everyone here at the blog. Pop in and put your feet up. Coffee is always on and a bottle of one of our valley's famous wines is always chilling. Cheers!

Jen Rue

PS - you can check out some of my herbal goodies at my shop Three Cats and a Broom.