Preparing for Cold & Flu Season with Braun Thermometers & Henrietta’s Table

Recently, I was invited by Braun Thermometers to a comfort food cooking class at the amazing Henrietta’s Table in Cambridge, MA.

We were treated to a quick lesson in the restaurant’s kitchen on how to to make Roasted Pumpkin Soup by Peter Davis, the Executive Chef at Henrietta’s Table.

The recipe was delightfully easy with just a few ingredients, and you can find it in Peter Davis’ book, Fresh & Honest: Food from the Farms of New England and the Kitchen of Henrietta’s Table.

Here are some photos of the restaurant and from the kitchen as the Chef walked us through the preparation of the soup.


The gorgeous Henrietta’s Table at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Perfectly cozy on what was a gray and cold day.

Peter Davis Executive Chef Henrietta's Table

Fresh Vegetables for Soup at Henrietta's Table in Cambridge, MA.

Loved the look of these fresh veggies that were being used in the kitchen.

Roasted Pumpkin for Soup

Must have some roasted pumpkin for the Roasted Pumpkin Soup.

Peter Davis Chef at Henrietta's Table makes Roasted Pumpkin Soup

And a little cream for good measure (and GREAT taste).

Roasted Pumpkin Soup from Henrietta's Table

Ta-da! Nearly a perfect bowl of comfort food.

While we were enjoying our delicious lunch, we got to learn more about the brand new Braun No Touch + Forehead Thermometer and also to hear about recent upgrades to the Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer.

This no-touch thermometer is seriously mom’s best friend. I have been using a thermometer that required just a short touch to the temple. Even though it’s short, those moments feel like minutes when I’m trying to get my little guy to just HOLD STILL already. Even when he’s not feeling great, he’s giving me a run for my money.

The no-touch thermometer is literally that. No touch. And QUICK. Readings in less than 2 seconds. So, after your kids are in bed curled up in their fleece blankets and asleep, you can sneak in for a temperature reading. There’s a back-lit easy to read screen, an option for mute, and a guidance light so that you are sure that you are aiming the thermometer in just the right place on the forehead. Plus the results are color coded – green, yellow, and red – helping you know right away whether or not your children have a fever.


Here’s one of the no-touch thermometers in action.

New Braun NO TOUCH forehead thermometer

An up close photo of one of the no-touch forehead thermometers by Braun.

I’m trying to really plan and be ready for cold and flu season this year by stocking up on all the supplies. No late night trips to the drugstores is my resolution! I think this Braun no touch forehead thermometer should be in everyone’s sicktime arsenal.

Retail price is about $60. It takes AA batteries (Can I get a Hallelujah?!? No crazy search for weird button batteries!). And it’s available at Walgreens, Babies “R” Us, Amazon, and other major retailers.

If you’re in Boston, stop by and get your temperature taken at one of the Braun Mobile tour stop. For every temperature taken with the new Braun No touch + forehead thermometer OR the Braun ThermoScan ear thermometer, Braun will donate the dollar equivalent to the Boston Children’s Hospital (so if your temp is a normal 98.6 degrees F, that’ll be rounded up to $1).

Thursday 10/9
9:30am-4:30pm Walgreens: 24 School St, Downtown Crossing

Friday 10/10
9am-4pm Boston Harbor Cruises: Waterfront

Saturday 10/11
10:30am-4pm Franklin Park Zoo: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston

Sunday 10/12
10:30am-4pm Stone Zoo: 149 Pond St, Stoneham

Disclosure: I was invited as a guest of Braun to Henrietta’s Table and was provided lunch, a cooking demonstration, and a gift bag that included a sample of the no-touch thermometer. All opinions, as always, are my own.

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