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How to Cook Great Grilled Chicken

Take advantage of the wonderful climate in Kendall by making use of the grill. Not only do the amenities at Altis at Kendall Square offer chef-quality kitchens, making entertaining as elegant and appetizing as the food you can create, but they also include a poolside lounge with a chef-inspired demonstration kitchen and fireplace.

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A plate of grilled chicken
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Grill to impress with these tips on how to cook great grilled chicken.

  • Pick the right cut. Are you planning a lengthy grilling party by the pool? Feel free to grill a whole chicken or larger pieces like bone-in breasts or whole legs. For a quick meal, choose boneless chicken.
  • Butterfly whole chickens. Ensure an evenly-grilled bird and a shorter cooking time by cutting out the backbone so the chicken lies flat.
  • Pound boneless chicken breasts first. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be problematic to grill due to their uneven shapes. Pound the thicker end of the chicken breast thinner to attain evenly-cooked meat.
  • Add flavor. Use brines, rubs or marinades to ensure a flavorful grilled masterpiece.

Now that you’re a grilling expert, show off your skills in the kitchen or by the pool! Contact us for more information on amenities at Altis at Kendall Square.


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4 Exciting Attractions in Miami FL

Miami is a lively energetic city providing attractions and activities for Kendall Square residents to enjoy. Here are four attractions in Miami you won’t want to miss out on:

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People at the Homestead-Miami Speedway
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Take a boat tour. Ocean Force Adventures Boat Tour provides adventure sightseeing for people who want to get to know Miami in a different way. See historic sites by sea and learn Miami’s history and culture in a memorable and unique way.?

Visit a museum. For science and exploration enthusiasts, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is right of your alley. Enjoy family-focused exhibits, a historic planetarium, or Wildlife Center and Clinic for a fun, hands-on learning experience.?

Experience the Speedway. The Homestead-Miami Speedway offers a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course for those in for the thrill of racing.

Can’t decide? Go with a Miami Card. With this flexible pass, you’ll be able to visit over 30 locations with savings of up to 55%. With great activities and destinations like Miami Seaquarium, Jungle Island and Key West Day Trip, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone.

It may be hard to leave your suburban retreat, but these exciting attractions in Miami are worth it! To learn more about living near Miami, be sure to contact us at Altis at Kendall Square.


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Better Utilize Walk-In Closets at Altis with these Organization Tips

Walk-in closets provide many opportunities for adding space and organization to your clothes and shoes. Enjoy your closet to its utmost abilities, and get rid of any unorganized chaos, with these ultimate closet organizing tips.

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An organized walk-in closet
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Hangers- Wooden, flocked and padded canvas hangers have been recommended by many organizers. What really matters, however, is that all of the hangers match. Matching hangers create a peaceful, and more organized area, away from tangled up wire and plastic hangers.

Drawers- Adding drawers and drawer dividers into your closet will provide fantastic organization for smaller items like socks, under garments, scarves and accessories. Wider drawers might even provide a great way to hide and organize your shoes.

Mirrors- In order to check out your clothes, and make sure everything is in place before heading out, you need to be able to look at yourself. A floor-length mirror inside or near your closest will provide just that. They are also inexpensive, and a great way to make the closet-space appear even larger.

Looking for great opportunities for living in North Miami, FL with spacious walk-in and bonus closets? Contact us to learn more about what our community, at Altis Kendall Square, has to offer.


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Try a Taste of Cuba at Little Havana in North Miami

Try some delicious authentic Cuban cuisine at Little Havana in North Miami near your Kendall apartment. It’s one of the must-try restaurants in North Miami. Here are the must-know details about this restaurant and some of the delicious dishes you’ll find on their menu:

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Cuban food prepared on a plate
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The award-winning Little Havana Restaurant at 12727 Biscayne Boulevard is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for lunch and dinner. They serve delicious Cuban cuisine at affordable prices. Little Havana also runs a catering service.

On their menu, you’ll find delicious appetizers, main dishes, specialty drinks and lunch specials. Some of the incredible dishes they offer include everything from little Havana steaks with a specialty sauce to pork sandwiches and Spanish sausages to their popular black bean soup.

For more information, please call Little Havana at 1-305-899-9069.

If you’re looking for a luxurious Kendall apartment with first-class amenities near fabulous dining and shopping, please contact us. Our conveniently located Kendall apartments will offer everything you want in a home and more.


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How to Whip-up Delicious Frozen Chocolate Treats at Altis

With the summer season finally here, it’s time to find ways to keep cool. What better way is there to cool down than to whip up a batch of these delicious chocolate yogurt ombré popsicles?

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frozen chocolate in a bowl
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Start off by blending Greek yogurt, vanilla, sugar and salt together with a whisk. Using a turkey baster, squeeze a small layer of this combination into the bottom of your popsicle molds.

Next, you need to whisk together cocoa and what’s left of your yogurt mixture, and apply another small layer into the molds. Make sure to tap the sides and bottoms so it will even out.

Whisk a little more cocoa powder into the rest of the mixture and add another layer. Continue this process, creating darker layers for the ombré effect, until the molds are completely full.

Once the molds are full, push popsicle sticks into the mixtures, and place them in the freezer for two hours, or until frozen all the way through.

Now you have a healthier alternative to a delightful summer dessert.

Looking for North Miami apartments with chef-quality kitchens? Contact us to learn more about what our community, at Altis Kendall Square, has to offer


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3 At-Home Cardio Workouts Everyone Should Try

There are many ways to get your heart rate up on days that you can’t get to the gym. Try these at-home cardio workouts for the ultimate full-body conditioning.

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Women doing cardio workouts
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Jack/Push/Climb- This routine requires a 20-second rep of one jumping jack, one pushup and one mountain climber on each leg. You will need to do eight reps, allowing yourself about 10 seconds of rest in between.

Rope/Bodyweight Circuit- Start off by doing 100 revolutions with your jump rope. You then need to do 15 reps of hand release pushups, lifting your hands, while at the bottom, before pushing back up. 12 reps of plyo lunges, where you jump up and switch your feet in the air and land in another lunge, are next. End this routine with 16 kimura sit-ups on each side.

Bear Crawl Finisher- Start with two reps of pistol squats, by holding your arms straight out in front of you at shoulder level, and squatting with one leg flexed in the air. End this workout with 15 v-ups.

Looking for apartments in Kendall with a fitness center to help you achieve your health goals? Contact us for a tour of our community aerobic studio at Altis Kendall Square.